Fromm 2015 ‘La Strada’, ‘Churton’, ‘Quarters’, ‘Clayvin’ and ’Fromm’ Pinot Noirs

31-Jan-2017

Fromm Winery has made significant innovations with their 2015 vintage Pinot Noirs, that propel them back to the forefront of Marlborough expressions of the variety. Recently, I reviewed the 2015 ‘Cuvee H’ Pinot Noir, a wine blended from the ‘Fromm’, ‘Clayvin’, Quarters’, ‘Churton’ and ‘Yarrum’ vineyards as a tribute to founding winemaker Hatsch Kalberer. I saw it as an outstanding wine with a sense of completeness (click here to see my review).

Just released are a quartet of single vineyard Pinot Noirs and the more accessible ‘La Strada’ wine to complement and complete the 2015 Fromm Pinot Noir release. The single vineyard expressions of the well-regarded ‘Fromm’ and ‘Clayvin’ sites are now joined by bottlings from the ‘Quarters’ and ‘Churton’ sites. Hatsch and the Fromm team believe all four single vineyard wines possess a "sense of place”, and their individuality insisted they be bottled separately. Fromm now joins a small, but growing group of Pinot Noir winemakers who are bottling multiple wines from different vineyards to show site, sub-regionality and ultimately terroir.

Fromm Winery also employs high quality fruit from the ‘Yarrum’ vineyard which has gone into the ‘La Strada’ and ‘Cuvee H’ wines for 2015. In all probability, there may be a ‘Yarrum’ single vineyard Pinot Noir under the Fromm label in the coming future. Here, I review the 2015 ‘La Strada’ and four single vineyard Pinot Noirs from Fromm. www.frommwinery.co.nz



FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Fromm ‘La Strada’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
  • Fromm ‘Churton Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
  • Fromm ‘Quarters Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
  • Fromm ‘Clayvin Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
  • Fromm ‘Fromm Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

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