2013 Framingham Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with tree fruit/nectarine, currant bud, melon and a suspicion of oak. The wine is rich with a great texture thanks in part at least to barrel fermentation. Very impressive.
Wine & Spirits
This comes from estate vineyards in Wairau along with purchased fruit from the same area. A portion of the wine is barrel fermented, enriching the texture while still allowing the floral passion fruit intensity to shine through. It feels dry and structured. For roast fish.
Smooth, with a fleshy base of peach and nectarine, highlighted by juicy acidity and details of Meyer lemon, melon and ruby grapefruit. A good mix of power and elegance.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc opens with grapefruit, passion fruit and pineapple aromas overlaying a gentle undercurrent of freshly mown grass. Medium-bodied with good intensity of tropical fruit flavors, it has a lively backbone of acidity and a medium to long, herbal-laced finish. Drink it now to 2015. (LPB)
A classic Marlborough style with a mineral edge. Delivers punchy varietal characters of passion fruit, grapefruit and redcurrant. Texture is enhanced by some barrel ferment and the signature Framingham mineral finish is retained. Top Ten New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in Cusine Magazine: "This concise, fragrant package from talented English-born winemaker Andrew Hedley is all fresh herbs, ripe lemon and apple. The fruit flows elegantly, a papery texture adding interest. This lengthy, juicy wine would sing alongside a mild Thai noodle curry. Bob Campbell MW: "Aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with tree fruit/nectarine, currant bud, melon and a suspicion of oak. The wine is rich with a great texture thanks in part at least to barrel fermentation. Very impressive."