Fromm ‘Fromm Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

The ‘Fromm’ vineyard is the home for the Fromm winegrowing operation. It was the first vineyard to be planted by George and Ruth Fromm in 1992 as the start of their venture. Initially there was a variety of reds to test their potential, but Fromm has settled on Malbec, Syrah and Pinot Noir. There is also some Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer planted. The Wairau Valley site has alluvial gravel and silt soils, and produces a distinctive Pinot Noir from vines planted at a 4,700 vines per hectare density; it is now seen as Fromm’s flagship wine. It is elegant, with dark-red fruits and minerals, a tight structure, and it demands bottle age to show its potential. It always rewards those who give the wine the time to unfold and develop. It is a fruit-pure expression that has low intervention and is complexed by the terroir of the site. It makes a great foil to the redder-and sweeter fruited, slightly more accessible ‘Clayvin’ Pinot Noir, also made to the same philosophy as espoused by winemaker Hatsch Kalberer. Here, I review the new release 2014 vintage ‘Fromm’ Pinot Noir.


  • Fromm ‘Fromm Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

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