Framingham Pinot Noir 2020
Framingham Pinot Noir leans towards a more savoury style displaying grace and charm with strong varietal character and structure to add interest.
Fruit comes from four sites in the Wairau Valley, with a mixture of clones being represented. Each parcel was hand – picked and vinified separately; the amount of whole bunch included and time on skins varied according to parcel. Overall, the wine has about 10% whole bunch content, an average of 20 days on skins and was aged in French oak barriques for 10 months, of which around 20% were new.
Earthy nose, subtle oak, reminiscent of smoked meat, with light florals and vibrant red and blue fruits. Dark cherry and red berry flavors with savoury mineral/graphite-like notes. Fine, supple, well integrated tannin structure.
Duck, lamb, charcuterie, smoked salmon.