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Framingham Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

2010 Framingham Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is blended from twelve base wines sourced from eight different sites in the Wairau valley including the North bank, Southern valleys, Omaka hillsides and our own Estate. A range of soil profiles, from stones to clay, and different meso-climates and vineyard practices provide complexity in the finished wine. The fruit was largely harvested by machine, giving skin contact for a limited time which can extract a little extra flavour, and gently dejuiced in the winery. In addition, two components were hand picked. Resultant juices were clarified by cold settling before racking to ferment. Machine picked components were fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures, whereas hand picked fruit was barrel fermented at warmer temperatures to promote texture. Once fermentation was complete, the wines were racked off gross lees, sulphured and left to age on light lees for 3 months to add a little richness. Barrel ferment components underwent lees stirring weekly and partial malolactic fermentation. Wines with appropriate aromatics, flavours and structure were selected and blended. After blending, the wine was stabilised, clarified and bottled under screwcap to preserve freshness, flavour and integrity.

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Framingham Wine Company Limited:
Framingham Wines Limited derives its name from the village of Framingham, located in Southern Norfolk in the UK. This small village was the ancestral home of the Company’s founder, Rex Brooke-Taylor. The first wine made under the Framingham label, a Riesling, was released in 1994. The vineyards that produce Framingham wine however, date back to the early 1980’s where Rex Brooke-Taylor first st... Read more
Framingham Wines Limited derives its name from the village of Framingham, located in Southern Norfolk in the UK. This small village was the ancestral home of the Company’s founder, Rex Brooke-Taylor. The first wine made under the Framingham label, a Riesling, was released in 1994. The vineyards that produce Framingham wine however, date back to the early 1980’s where Rex Brooke-Taylor first started planting the relatively young, stony, free draining river bed soils of the Estate just outside Renwick. The original vines are believed to be the first to be planted in Marlborough on phylloxera resistant rootstock. Today the Estate produces a range of varietals including; Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir and Viognier. Framingham’s initial releases were produced using the facilities of other wineries. In 1997, a winery and cellar door outlet was erected on the vineyard site. Wines from Vintage 1998 were the first to be produced in this facility. The addition of some contract grown fruit made some modest growth possible. More recently, the winery has expanded to cope with an increase in production due to the company sourcing fruit from a number of key vineyard sites around Marlborough. Included in this expansion was aspecialist red wine handling facility, primary for Pint Noir. Currently, Framingham’s core range focuses on the aromatic white varietals Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling (in several styles), Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. These wines are complimented by Pinot Noir, a small quantity of Chardonnay and a Merlot/Malbec blend. Occasionally wines of special interest are released through the cellar door. The company currently employs twelve staff members in administration, sales, viticulture and winemaking. Visitors are welcome to taste the wines at the cellar door all year round. Read less

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Snooth User: Matt Walker
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4.00 5
05/31/2012

Classic NZ Sauv Blanc. Lots of kiwi and lime with nice minerality. Very expressive nose with balanced acidity. There's also touches of Asian spices and dried herbs that add some nice complexity.



Tasting Notes:

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. 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.

2010 Framingham Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is blended from twelve base wines sourced from eight different sites in the Wairau valley including the North bank, Southern valleys, Omaka hillsides and our own Estate. A range of soil profiles, from stones to clay, and different meso-climates and vineyard practices provide complexity in the finished wine. The fruit was largely harvested by machine, giving skin contact for a limited time which can extract a little extra flavour, and gently dejuiced in the winery. In addition, two components were hand picked. Resultant juices were clarified by cold settling before racking to ferment. Machine picked components were fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures, whereas hand picked fruit was barrel fermented at warmer temperatures to promote texture. Once fermentation was complete, the wines were racked off gross lees, sulphured and left to age on light lees for 3 months to add a little richness. Barrel ferment components underwent lees stirring weekly and partial malolactic fermentation. Wines with appropriate aromatics, flavours and structure were selected and blended. After blending, the wine was stabilised, clarified and bottled under screwcap to preserve freshness, flavour and integrity.

Closure: Stelvin

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.3
Total Acidity: 7.1 grams per liter

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