Get $25 off... Register now!

Fromm La Strada Marlborough Chardonnay

expert reviews about

Fromm La Strada Marlborough Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Fromm's unoaked Chardonnay, described by winemaker Hatsch Kalberer as 'very Chablis-like', is given extensive aging on lees and a full, softening malolactic fermentation, but no barrel maturation. The 2007 vintage is a candidate for the title of New Zealand's finest unoaked Chardonnay. Dry, weighty and concentrated, it offers smooth, citrusy, slightly spicy flavours, finely balanced acidity and a long finish.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
The Fromm style is very different to the fresh, fruit-driven style of most Marlborough Chardonnays. Hand-picked and fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak casks (10 per cent new, to achieve a 'modest' wood influence), and barrel-aged for over a year, it is given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. The 2003 vintage was grown at two sites (including the company-owned Clayvin vineyard) in the Brancott Valley. Pale straw, it is mouthfilling and mealy, with grapefruit and apple, slightly minerally flavours, a creamy texture, good complexity and a dry, rounded finish.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

real reviews

real customers