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Pinot Noir

Framingham Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

Complex nose with some attractive, savoury, “smoky bacon”, meat and spice notes. Cherry, plum and sweet, light red fruits. Savoury meat and game flavours over red cherry and plum fruit, contrasting nicely with background oak char. Hints of smoke and spice provide some complexity. Slightly dusty tannins and balanced acid create an approachable palate with a juicy, structured finish.

Varieties

100% Pinot Noir

Technical Notes

Framingham Marlborough Pinot Noir is blended from 13 base wines made from low-cropped, reasonably well exposed grapes harvested from seven different sites around Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, one being our Estate vineyard, the others being in the Southern Wairau valley with more clay based soils.

Food Pairing

Superb pairing for roasted pork, goose or duck dishes, as well as fatty fish like salmon.

Did you know fact

New Zealand Pinot Noir is a bright, relatively new star in the World of Wine’s firmament. Marlborough’s combination of soil and cool climate provides typical Pinot Noir flavours which develop slowly during the growing season, especially in the Southern Valleys. Framingham 2013 Pinot Noir tends to a more “feminine” style displaying grace and charm with strongly varietal flavours but with some good structure to add interest. Approachable on release, the wine should continue to soften and gain complexity over the next 4-5 years.