Fromm ‘Fromm Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Jul-2013
Predominantly Dijon and Abel clone fruit from the ‘Fromm’ vineyard, the vines averaging 21 y.o., fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 3-4 weeks on skins and aged in French oak barriques. Even ruby-red colour with a dark heart and lighter garnet hues on edge. This has a very tightly bound and concentrated nose with a melange of aromas featuring dark red berry fruits, red florals, dried herbs, minerals and dusty, dark earth. Medium-full bodied, the palate is one of tight concentration and sinewy structure. Very fine-grained tannins fill the mouth and encompass the fruit. The flavours of dark red fruits, florals, minerals and earth reveal spicy elements and nuances of iron. The acidity is discreet, but provides good tension and subtly enhances the fruit sweetness, and the palate leads to a moderately long, dry, textural finish. This is a classic ‘Fromm’ vineyard Pinot Noir with serious and tight structure and minerally, earthy flavours. It will develop over the next 7-9 years. Match with game meat and hard cheeses. 150 cases made. 18.0+/20 Jul 2013 RRP $80.65

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