Fromm Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir (2017)

Winemaker Hätsch Kalberer describes this Marlborough red as 'not a typical New World style, but the truest expression of terroir you could find'. In the Fromm Vineyard near Renwick, in the heart of the Wairau Valley, many clones of Pinot Noir are close-planted on a flat site with alluvial topsoils overlying layers of clay and free-draining gravels. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts, matured for 18 months in Burgundy oak barrels (six in 2017), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Certified organic, the impressive 2017 vintage (5*) looks set for a very long life. Full-coloured, it is savoury, ripe and finely structured, with deep plum, spice and nut flavours. A more graceful, supple red than some earlier vintages, with power through the palate, it's a top vintage, well worth cellaring.

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: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Classic.

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