New Zealand Pinot Noir is a bright, relatively new star in the World of Wine’s firmament. Marlborough’s combination of soil and cool climate provides typical Pinot Noir flavours which develop slowly during the growing season, especially in the Southern Valleys. Framingham 2014 Pinot Noir tends to a more “feminine” style displaying grace and charm with strongly varietal flavours but with some good structure to add interest. Approachable on release, the wine should continue to soften and gain complexity over the next 4-5 years.
Savoury meat and game flavours over sweeter red cherry and plum fruit, contrasting nicely with background oak char. Hints of smoke and spice provide some complexity. Slightly dusty tannins and
perky acid create an approachable palate with a juicy, structured finish.