Framingham Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

11-Dec-2017

To most wine lovers in New Zealand, Framingham is best regarded as a Riesling producer, with winemaker Dr Andrew Hedley rated arguably as the best maker of that variety in the country. However, in actuality, Riesling accounts for only around 2,000 of the 25,000 case production at Framingham. The vast majority of the wine made is Sauvignon Blanc, and that is what owners SOGRAPE of Portugal purchased the winery for – to supply the world’s markets with a high quality bottling of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Andrew Hedley gives his Sauvignon Blanc just as much attention as Riesling, employing techniques developed in the ‘F-Series’ wines. His approaches are to "maintain a bit of mystery” using ripe Wairau Valley fruit, skin fermentation, and maturation in acacia and oak wood, and to "do what you love”, realising that this is the variety that allows all the other indulgences at Framingham. Here, I review the new 2017 release of Sauvignon Blanc. www.framingham.co.nz


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