2022 Framingham Sauvignon Blanc

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Type of Wine White
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Appellation Marlborough (Appellation)
Winery Framingham
Vintage 2022
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2026
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By planting one of the first Riesling vines in 1981, Framingham winery begins its idiosyncratic adventure in the Wairau Valley located in the Marlborough wine-growing area. 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.

The Framingham Sauvignon blanc is a typical Marlborough Sauvignon blanc with some special features. The harvest from 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 wooden barrels. another part is allowed to age on its lees for 3 months, which ultimately provides a rich mouthfeel. the remainder 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 a nose of citrus fruits, wild peaches, boxwood and peas. The taste is rich with notes of bitter lemon, citrus, grapefruit, flint, ending with a fine spiciness and a balanced mouthfeel. Goes perfectly with soft goat cheese, sushi, mussels, grilled oily fish and ceviche.

Awards 2019
• 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

Vineyard for 2022 Framingham Sauvignon Blanc

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.

More Information
Type of Wine White
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Appellation Marlborough (Appellation)
Winery Framingham
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2022
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Promotion Tier Price
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Tense, Tropical fruit, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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