Framingham F Series Sauvignon Blanc 2019
An atypical style of Sauvignon Blanc for Marlborough, being very textural with earth and mineral rather than fruit.
Framingham's F Series Sauvignon Blanc is a flinty, silky, textural (and unusually for Marlborough) oak-aged Sauvignon from Framingham's Wairau estate vineyard in Marlborough.
Fruit for this Sauvignon was hand-picked and aged on its lees for 10 months.
The estate was originally established in 1994 by Rex Brooke-Taylor and is named after his ancestral home in Norfolk, England. Framingham was later taken on by English born Dr Andrew Hedley (armed with a PhD in chemistry) and his wife Debra. Since then, Hedley has not only overcome cancer but succeeded in making some of Marlborough's finest wines, being particularly renowned for their Rieslings (planted in 1981). Framingham is now owned by the Portuguese company Sogrape. Yields are carefully controlled and Framingham is now farmed organically.
93 POINTS & RECOMMENDED - The Sunday Times, On The Bottle ("Diverse Sauvignon Blanc styles will bear fruit for canny Kiwis") by Martin Moran, Jan 2018
This wine represents an atypical style of Sauvignon Blanc for Marlborough, being very textural with tastes of earth and mineral rather than fruit. A strictly limited edition, the F-Series allows head winemaker Andrew Hedley and his team to experiment with winemaking techniques and create small batch wines that capture the essence of each vintage, resulting in some of Marlborough's most exciting wines.