Located at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough is an area of viticulture that has become famed world wide for the quality of its Sauvignon Blanc wines. Framingham produce their Sauvignon Blanc from several Wairau Valley sites, each providing a component to the final blend.
It is characteristically a dry wine with refreshing acidity and has pungent passion fruit and grapefruit aromas, along with flavours of redcurrant and capsicum and a mineral finish. 30% of lees ageing gives that extra mouthfeel.
This Sauvignon Blanc displays fragrant aromatics reminiscent of currant, nettle, grapefruit and dried herbs with some stony, mineral notes adding complexity. A full, complex spectrum of flavours from herbal notes through to ripe tropical fruit salad, with strong blackcurrant, grapefruit and hints of tomato leaf. The texture has a touch of chalkiness and is enriched by the barrel ferment components. Acidity is fresh and juicy but by no means tart, and helps to promote a long, stony mineral finish.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“One of the most elegant Sauvignon Blancs around from this vintage, fine and touched with floral fragrance. Fresh, crisp nose with some mild, floral aromatics and a touch of mealiness. Lovely suave impact is fine and fluid, with intense fruit flavours. Mid palate has good weight and a lovely air of delicacy, finishing crisply citric and fine. Very classy wine, dry and poised with an elegant air.” – Keith Stewart – truewines.co.nz
Pure Gold Award – Air New Zealand Wine Awards