Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 23-Nov-2018
Even ruby-red colour with some depth, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is fresh and gently full with aromas of red cherry and berry fruit forming a tightly bound, elegant core, along with nutty oak notes and a little dark herbal detail adding interest, unfolding suggestions of whole bunch stalk. Medium-bodied, the palate has good richness and sweetness of dark-red cherry and berry fruit intermingling with soft nutty oak and nuances of dark herbs with whole bunch stalk suggestions. The fruit richness is balanced by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, with soft, integrated acidity. The flavours form a good core with drive, and the wine leads to a long, taut, dry-textured finish. This is a rich cherry and berry fruited Pinot Noir with nutty oak and a fine core with drive and line. Hand-picked fruit, 90% from a vineyard in the southern Wairau Valley on clay and loam soils, and 10% from a lighter soiled vineyard next to Framingham, indigenous yeast fermented with 20% whole bunches to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 26 days on skins and aged 13 months in 25% new French oak barriques. 4,500 bottles made. 17.5+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $39.99

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