Framingham Pinot Noir 2018
"An elegant, slightly leafy pinot noir... it's a fleshy, complex wine with good weight. Good value." Bob Campbell MW
Framingham's Pinot Noir is a savoury, meaty Pinot with dark fruits and spice.
The 2018 yields from low-cropped vines in Marlborough's Wairau Valley. It was aged for 10 months in a mixture of new and seasoned French barriques.
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.
"An elegant, slightly leafy pinot noir...it's a fleshy, complex wine with good weight. Good value." Bob Campbell MW
4 STARS (Overall rating) - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines
93 Points - Bob Campbell MW
Savoury meat and game flavours over a sweeter red cherry and plum fruit centre, and underlying background oak char. Hints of smoke and spice provide some complexity.