Framingham Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 14-Dec-2018
Even ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim with slight purple hues. The nose is tight and firmly concentrated, quite elegant in proportion, with aromas of dark-red cherry fruit melded with dark and fresh herbs, subtle notes of whole bunch stalk, with spice and nutty oak elements. The aromatics show intensity with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion with a concentrated core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit entwined with subtle herb notes and an amalgam of spice, whole bunch stalk notes and some nutty oak. The fruit sweetness is balanced by grainy tannin extraction lending a slightly grippy and textural mouthfeel, the acidity integrated with the textures. The wine is carried by the structure to a moderately long, dry finish. This is a taut and elegant Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry and herb flavours and plenty of grainy tannin extraction, lending a textural mouthfeel. Match with lamb and beef, and semi-chard cheeses over the next 4-5 years. A blend of clones from the ‘Dry Hills’, West View’, ‘Lawrence’ and ‘Eversley’ sites in the Conders Bend, Southern Valley and Waihopai districts, vines up to 20 y.o., hand-picked and fermented with 10% whole bunches on average to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 20 days on skins and aged 10 months in 20% new French oak barriques. 17.5/20 Dec 2018 RRP $32.99

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