About Framingham 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
The original vineyard was established in 1981, by Wellingtonian engineer Rex Brooke-Taylor who took the name Framingham from his ancestral home town near Norwich, England. Today they're producing all their wine at their new winery, built in 1997 with all modern winemaking tools. The winery sits on their 41 acre estate that is farmed 100% sustainably.
This Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from eight different sites and the grapes are fermented separately; 11% in barrel, the rest in stainless steel (including 5% on the skins).
Wine Enthusiast awarded this an "Editors' Choice" and scored it 93 points saying "This Sauvignon sees a bit of skin contact and a short time in oak. The result is a highly aromatic nose that’s unmistakably Marlborough but with individuality. There are aromas of gooseberry, pineapple rind, lime, black currant and grass, with a flicker of toasty oak character at the back. The mouthfeel deftly balances creamy texture with zippy acidity. There’s fresh lime and a saline edge to the finish. A food-friendly bottling, this could handle a wide range of richer dishes."