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Fromm Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Fromm Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
Winemaker Hatsch Kalberer describes this Marlborough ted as 'not a typical New World style, but the truest expression of tenoir you could find'. In the Fromm Vineyard near Renwick, in the heart of the Wairau Valley, many clones of Pinot Noir are close-planted on a flat site with alluvial topsoils overlying layers of clay and free-draining gravels. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in Burgundy oak barrels (up to 10 per cent new). It needs at least four or five years to unleash its full class. The 2009 vintage is the finest since 2005. Sturdy, mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and concentrated, it has deep plum, cherry, spice and nut flavours, structured and complex. Powerful and 'masculine', but not tough, it's well worth cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Shake this loose (not literally) with a short spell in the decanter before serving; it'll open up a treat. Some mint, wintergreen leaves and herbs sit across the top of deeply spiced and earthy dark cherry fruits. The precision and detail are what make this wine truly great, all nicely built, balanced and drinking well.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
Winemaker Hatsch Kalberer describes this majestic Marlborough red as 'not a typical New World style, but the truest expression of terroir you could find'. In the Fromm vineyard near Renwick, in the heart of the Wairau Valley, 11 clones of Pinot Noir are close-planted on a flat site with alluvial topsoils overlying layers of clay and free-draining gravels. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in Burgundy oak barrels (up to 10 per cent new). It needs at least four or five years to unleash its full class. The 2006 is a lesser vintage. Moderately concentrated, with ripe cherry, spice and slight herb flavours, firm, savoury and complex, it is more forward than usual; drink now.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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