Framingham ‘F-Series’ 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Old Vine Riesling and Pinot Gris

21-Jun-2018

There are a number of facets to Framingham Wines that are not obvious to most consumers. Owned by the Portuguese SOGRAPE wine company, the world sees Framingham primarily as a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc producer. To the New Zealand wine consumer, Framingham is an archetype Marlborough producer with a broad range of varieties classic to the region. To the more keen enthusiast, Framingham is very highly regarded as a Riesling producer, arguably the country’s best. And to the keenest enthusiast, the company is notable for its innovative wines under the ‘F-Series’ range. Winemaker Andrew Hedley and his team have put considerable effort into the ‘F-Series’ wines to increase their sophistication, and the changes have been noticed by the critics and consumer alike. Stricter fruit selection, indigenous yeasts, appropriate skin contact, lees work and proper and adventurous barrelling have seen the ‘F-Series’ wines become more interesting. 2017 was a very challenging growing season in Marlborough, so the inputs have been toned down somewhat in the ‘F-Series’ wines to match the fruit. Here, I review the 2017 ‘F-Series’ Sauvignon Blanc, Old Vine Riesling and Pinot Gris. www.framingham.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Framingham ‘F-Series’ ‘Old Vine’ Marlborough Riesling 2017
  • Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

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