Fromm's passion for Pinot Noir is reflected in the attention to detail shown in the vineyard and throughout the winemaking process. Carefully selected clones and rootstocks, together with intensive vineyard care and low cropping, means the vines produce fruit that illustrates the soil in which they were grown.
The 2017 Fromm is a bright and pure Pinot with good fruit weight and sweet spicy undertones. Layered and harmonious with a structural complexity yet offering lovely drink now approachability.
Representing four vineyard sites and encompassing three sub-regions in Marlborough (Brancott, Waihopai & Wairau Valley) this Pinot Noir clearly expresses a FROMM winery style. A bright and pure Pinot with good fruit weight and sweet spicy undertones. Layered and harmonious with a structural complexity yet offering lovely drink now approach-ability.
Opening with alluring bright, dark, red fruits, the nose is under laced with slatey minerals, Earl Grey spice and a subtle dusting of oak. The palate is generous with lovely fruit weight and tasty, balanced acidity. There’s a velvet structure to this wine which is aided by its ripe, layered tannins. This 2017 is very approachable and rewarding young yet complex enough to sit and wait out a handful of years in the cellar.
SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT
Showing poise and restraint, the elegantly expressed bouquet shows sweet raspberry, cherry, thyme and almond characters with a touch of floral lift. The palate delivers juicy fruit intensity and supple mouthfeel, wonderfully supported by fine texture and polished tannins. Beautifully composed and delightfully expressed. At its best: now to 2025.