Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir (2017)

This acclaimed Marlborough red is grown and hand-picked on north-facing clay slopes at Clayvin Vineyard, in the Brancott Valley, fermented with indigenous yeasts, matured in French oak barriques, and bottled without fining or filtering. In its youth, it is more floral and charming than its Fromm Vineyard stablemate. Certified organic, the very youthful, vigorous 2017 vintage (5*) is rare – only eight barrels were produced. Deeply coloured, it is full-bodied and sweet-fruited, with very deep, plummy, spicy flavours, earthy, savoury notes adding complexity, fresh acidity, supple tannins, and a lovely combination of power and grace. Full of potential, it should be at its best 2022+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $85 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2022

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