2017 Framingham Estate Pinot Noir

2017 Framingham Estate Pinot Noir

Sabine Duval

"Beautiful nose, complex, dark fruits, slightly savoury. Stunning Pinot."

Sabine Duval

Antoine Huray

"Meaty, complex, spicy and intense. A good example of NZ Pinot Noir."

Antoine Huray

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Sabine Duval

"Beautiful nose, complex, dark fruits, slightly savoury. Stunning Pinot."

Sabine Duval

Antoine Huray

"Meaty, complex, spicy and intense. A good example of NZ Pinot Noir."

Antoine Huray

RRP: $40.00 per bottle20% OFF

$31.99

(buy 6 or more)

$32.99 per single bottle
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Framingham's Andrew Hedley may be the 'Master of Riesling' but he seems to be able to make nearly anything. This Pinot Noir is a perfect example - there's the beautiful red fruit of Marlborough Pinot and a real elegance, but with an extra level of dark meaty complexity.

Expert Reviews

93 Points - James SucklingImpressive clarity of strawberries and wild cherries, amid some gently spicy oak influence. The palate has a lightly peppery core with a brambly red-fruit thread that holds long and fresh. Drink or hold.'
93 Points - Bob Campbell MWMore whole bunches in the ferment, more time on the skins and less new oak are just a few changes made by winemaker, Hedley, to get less flavour sweetness in this year's pinot noir. An elegant, slightly leafy pinot noir with cherry, raspberry, floral, spice, and sappy dried herb flavours. It's a fleshy, complex wine with good weight. Good value.'
Raymond ChanEven ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim with slight purple hues. The nose is tight and firmly concentrated, quite elegant in proportion, with aromas of dark-red cherry fruit melded with dark and fresh herbs, subtle notes of whole bunch stalk, with spice and nutty oak elements. The aromatics show intensity with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion with a concentrated core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit entwined with subtle herb notes and an amalgam of spice, whole bunch stalk notes and some nutty oak. The fruit sweetness is balanced by grainy tannin extraction lending a slightly grippy and textural mouthfeel, the acidity integrated with the textures. The wine is carried by the structure to a moderately long, dry finish. This is a taut and elegant Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry and herb flavours and plenty of grainy tannin extraction, lending a textural mouthfeel.' 17.5 / 20 Points

Tech stuff

Pinot Noir
Framingham
Marlborough
2017
750ml
13.5%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Complex nose with some attractive, savoury, smoked meat and spice notes. Cherry fruit, with herbs and a floral note. Rounded palate with cherry fruit, structured but approachable tannins and juicy acidity. Summer fruit compote, hints of smoky oak and some whole bunch derived spice complete the picture.

How was it made?

New Zealand Pinot Noir is a bright, relatively new star in the World of Wine’s firmament. Marlborough’s combination of soil and cool climate provides typical Pinot Noir flavours which develop slowly during the growing season, especially in the Southern Valleys. Framingham Pinot Noir tends to a more
“feminine” style displaying grace and charm with strongly varietal flavours but with some good structure to add interest. Approachable on release, the wine should continue to soften and gain complexity over the next 4-5 years.

Who made it?

Framingham planted their first vines in the Wairau Valley in 1981, and have been growing grapes and making wine by our own rules ever since. Taking the best of what they have learned from the F-Series and incorporating it into the Framingham range, these full-flavoured wines embody subtle nuances, balanced minerality, and mouth-filling textures.

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Antoine Huray

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Ever experienced this feeling in a wine shop where you have no idea what wine to choose? Well it happens to all of us and to help you I have put together a selection of my recent favorites which are fantastic crowd pleasers for various occasions. Enjoy!