Framingham ‘F-Series’ 2018 Montepulciano Rosé and Gewurztraminer, and 2016 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

23-Nov-2018

Owned by the Portuguese wine giant SOGRAPE since 2009, Framingham in Marlborough has been providing quality Sauvignon Blanc to many export markets. The Sauvignon Blanc production is the main focus of the company, but among wine aficionados, Framingham is best-known for its superb range of Rieslings crafted by winemaker Dr Andrew Hedley. Many, including myself, would assert that the Framingham Rieslings are the best and most interesting of that variety in New Zealand. However, Andrew is not just a Riesling man, and he and his team have made advances in the ‘F-Series’ range of wines. These are limited-production bottlings from selected sites, incorporating more adventurous winemaking techniques, which often find their way into the making of the more mainstream ‘estate’ wines. It’s all about improving the breed and raising the bar of quality and sophistication. I’ve been very impressed with the style of the most recent ‘F-Series’ wines. Here, I review the new release 2018 Montepulciano Rosé and Gewurztraminer, and 2016 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. www.framingham.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Montepulciano Rosé 2018
  • Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2018
  • Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2016
  • Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

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