2021 Framingham Sauvignon Blanc
Planting one of the first Riesling vines in 1981, Framingham winery begins its quirky adventure in the Wairau Valley located in the wine growing area of Marlborough. Framingham's philosophy is "We make wine by our own rules" and they do this by combining small amounts of grapes from different parts of the vineyard, giving the wines the taste and texture that winemaker Andrew Hedley envisioned. But also by using experimental techniques and mixing possibilities, Framingham took risks that ultimately paid off well.
The Framingham Sauvignon blanc is a typical Marlborough Sauvignon blanc with some special features. The harvest of the different plots of sauvignon blanc is fermented in different ways. About 11% of the final wine was allowed to ferment in oak and acacia wood barrels. another portion is allowed to age on its lees for 3 months, which ultimately provides a rich mouthfeel. the rest of the must is fermented in stainless steel tanks, after which the wine, made in different ways, is blended into Framingham Sauvignon blanc.
The fresh Framingham Sauvignon blanc gives in the nose dusty citrus fruits, wild peaches, boxwood and peas. The taste is rich with notes of bitter lemon, citrus, grapefruit, flint, finishing with a fine spiciness and a balanced mouthfeel. Goes perfectly with soft goat cheese, sushi, mussels, grilled fatty fish and ceviche.
• 94 Points – Bob Campbell MW - www.therealreview.com – NZ
• 94 Points – Sam Kim – NZ
• Silver – NZ Wine of the Year – NZ
• 93 Points – Wine Enthusiast – USA
With the planting of one of the first Riesling vines in 1981, Framingham winery began its quirky adventure in the Wairau Valley, located in the Marlborough wine-growing region. Framingham's philosophy is "We make wine by our own rules" and they do this by combining small quantities of grapes from different parts of the vineyard, giving the wines the taste and texture that winemaker Andrew Hedley envisions. But also by using experimental techniques and mixing options, Framingham took risks that ultimately paid off, creating the rich, characteristic and expressive wines.
The Framingham Sustainable Vineyards own 15 hectares of vines divided into small vineyards located in the towns of Conders Bens, Renwick, Dry Hills and Rapaura, among others. The grape varieties Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir and Montepulciano are grown in these vineyards. The Wairau Valley where the various vineyards are located, is a wide river valley that follows the Wairau River from the Spenser Mountains in the west to the Pacific Ocean at Cloudy Bay. The Richmond Mountains to the north separate it from the sunny Nelson region, and the Wither Hills to the south protect the valley from harsh south-east weather.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Last bottles, On Sale
|Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Tense, Tropical fruit, White fruit
|Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag