FROMM Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Initially we planted Fromm Vineyard with eight different red grape varieties that we suspected would do well in the Marlborough climate (Pinot Noir, Syrah, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc). Over time Pinot Noir has proven to be one of the most exciting, yet elusive grape varieties to grow.
Our passion for Pinot Noir is reflected in the attention to detail shown in the vineyard and throughout the winemaking process. Carefully selected clones and rootstocks, together with intensive vineyard care and low cropping, means the vines produce fruit that illustrates the soil in which they were grown. Today in the Fromm stable of vineyards there are eleven clones, 4000 - 5000 vines per hectare, with crop levels around five to six tonnes per hectare (or 30/35 hl/ha).
One of the aspects of Pinot Noir that makes the variety so intriguing is the way it changes depending on the soil in which it is grown. At FROMM we embrace this aspect by producing five terroir-driven wines – Fromm Vineyard, Clayvin Vineyard, Churton Vineyard and Quarters Vineyard.
Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir
A classic Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir is a multi-layered wine, very concentrated without appearing big or heavy, with positive tannin support. At its best it shows a masculine charm with a distinct terroir-related identity, aging superbly.
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2017
Grape variety 100% Pinot Noir
Bottled December 2018
Cellaring potential 2027
Winemaker Hätsch Kalberer
Wine analysis Alcohol 13.5% Total acidity 4.9 g/l pH 3.61 Residual sugar less than 1 g/l
Our FROMM Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard reflects over a quarter of a century of farming our patch of land just west of Renwick. It’s grown, not ‘made’, and represents a style of Pinot that we love …elegant and subtle with complexity and structure.
This 2017 has an alluring nose, opening with charming bright fruit, sweet spice and inviting florals – all wrapped in lifting minerality. The palate shows effortless structure, supported by ripe red fruit and fine persistent tannins that flow across the mouth. The acidity is balance and conducive to a long elegant finish. (December 2018)