Framingham Pinot Gris 2018

100% Pinot Gris with the majority from Framingham's own Condors Bend vineyard, and a smaller percentage from the managed Dry Hills vineyard, both in the Marlborough region.

Each parcel of fruit was hand-picked and bunch-pressed. Juices were predominantly fermented spontaneously in old oak barriques and acacia puncheons, with the remainder being fermented warm in stainless steel. Components were aged on full lees for 7 months.

Winemaker's Comments 

This Pinot Gris is designed to be a world away from the typically austere old world "Pinot Grigio" style of wine. Framingham let the grapes stay on the vine until a little later in the season.... and it turns out to be worth the wait! The aromatics are reminiscent of pear, apple, dough and cream, with hints of wood smoke. The palate is intense and richly-textured, with stonefruits and custard flavours, and a good line of acidity.

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    4.5 POINTS (Overall rating) - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines

    92 POINTS - The Wine Anorak (Jamie Goode), May 2018 
    "Picked late. No skin contact with Pinot Gris because the phenolics are all over the place. 12 g/l sugar, pH 3.6. Whole bunch pressed into stainless and wood (spontaneous fermentation). Ripe and rich with lovely bold grapey fruit, with some spice and marmalade characters. Lovely richness and balance here with a long spicy finish. Lovely wine."