Framingham True Nature
Expressive aromatics, with flint, Meyer lemon, orange citrus, and suggestions of exotic topicals. Rich, fleshy palate with great mouthfeel, texture, and drive. Flavors of ripe lemon, stone fruit and sweet herbs are supported by a fine acidity.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc picked from two vineyards 1km apart from each other. 70% of the fruit comes from Andahlane Vineyard just up from the winery and the remaining fruit comes from our home estate. The vines on these sites were planted 26-29 years ago. The combination of vine age and central Wairau subregional characteristics bodes well for capturing true expression of these sites. Each parcel is kept separate, with 70% fermented in stainless steel at warmer temperatures for freshness, and 30% fermented in large French oak vessels to impart texture. The wine was then aged on lees for 6 months prior to being blended and bottled.
Pairs best with seafood, specifically Blue Crab Cakes.
Stylistically, texture and mouthfeel are as important to us as aromatic profile in this wine and although it still possesses classic Marlborough Sauvignon characteristics the intention is to offer more complex subtleties in the background that highlight subregional expression.