Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

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FRCV202110 UCNZ
  • One of the greatest examples of New Zealand pinot noir.
  • Bob Campbell: 93/100 "A very good example of Marlborough pinot noir
  • A bright and pure Pinot Noir with good fruit weight and sweet spicy undertones.
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  • Sam Kim
    94 points
  • Bob Campbell MW
    93 points
  • James Suckling
    93 points

Editors notes

Bob Campbell: 93/100 "A very good example of Marlborough pinot noir with red fruits, a suggestion of floral and attractive spicy oak that flatters rather than competes with winemaker artefact."

James Suckling: 93/100 "Very layered and all seamlessly integrated with bright red cherries and some spice and stony notes."

One of the greatest examples of New Zealand Pinot Noir. A bright and pure Pinot Noir with good fruit weight and sweet spicy undertones.

Deep red fruit notes, with savoury herb aromas. With the palate having brighter cherry flavors underpinned by gently chalky, stony tannins. Acidity cleanses the finish and holds it in tautly focused mode. Layered and harmonious with a structural complexity yet offering lovely drink now approachability.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Earthy
    • Herbal
    • Red Fruits
  • Palate
    • Cedar
    • Red Cherry
    • Strawberry

Food Pairings

  • Fish
  • Game
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Sam Kim

    94
    "Elegant and splendidly complex, the inviting bouquet shows red cherry, spiced plum, olive, violet and subtle mushroom characters. The palate delivers lovely weight and flow with fabulous fruit purity, wonderfully complemented by refined mouthfeel and polished tannins. It’s stylish and harmonious with a lengthy textured finish. At its best: now to 2026. Certified organic"
  • Bob Campbell MW

    93
    "A very good example of Marlborough pinot noir with red fruits, a suggestion of floral and attractive spicy oak that flatters rather than competes with winemaker artefact."
  • James Suckling

    93
    "Very layered and all seamlessly integrated with bright red cherries and some spice and stony notes. The palate has a smooth, lightly grainy texture. Brighter cherry flavors are underpinned by gently chalky, stony tannins. Acidity cleanses the finish and holds it in tautly focused mode. From organically grown grapes"

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Locations

New Zealand

The New Zealand wine industry is one of the younger wine regions in the world, whose popularity grew immensely when Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc hit the world wine scene, quite unique in style when compared to the typical French Sancerre.

Wine is successfully cultivated on both the North and South islands from a latitude of 36 degrees in the North to 45 degrees for the most southerly wine region in the world, the South Island's Central Otago. The majority of regions are located in free-draining alluvial valleys except for Waiheke Island and Kawarau Gorge in Central Otago and benefit from the moderating effect of the maritime climate as no vineyard is more than 80 miles from the ocean. With plentiful sunshine hours and cool evening sea breezes, the grapes thrive.

Sauvignon Blanc is the major white variety people will think of when you mention New Zealand Whites, however fantastic Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and less commonly Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is the most widely planted red variety in New Zealand although Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (Bordeaux Blends), Syrah are also grown and in even smaller amounts, Tempranillo and Montepulcianos can too be found. Sparkling wines of very high standards are also made in New Zealand.

The key wine regions in New Zealand include Auckland, Canterbury, Central Otago, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Marlborough and Nelson.

Marlborough

When it comes to New Zealand wine, the first thought that often comes to mind is Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This varietal has played a key role in propelling New Zealand onto the world wine stage.

Located in the northern part of the South Island, the region is centered around the town of Blenheim. In the past, the area was primarily used for sheep farming, but that all changed when Montana Wines planted their first vines in 1973. At the time, many believed the region was "too far south to grow good wine," but Marlborough proved them wrong. Although Central Otago has since claimed the title of the southernmost wine region in the country, Marlborough remains one of the most renowned.

The region boasts plenty of sunshine hours, relatively low rainfall, and cool temperatures, creating ideal conditions for producing world-class Sauvignon Blanc. Other white varieties grown in the region include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Sparkling wines. While Pinot Noir is the dominant red variety grown in the region, it is typically lighter-bodied than those produced in Central Otago or Martinborough.

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About the brand Fromm Winery

Fromm Winery is a grounded, down-to-earth establishment making some of the finest wines in the Malborough region.

They're certified as organic producers by BioGro, but are quick to shrug off the label - they simply believe that healthy grapes without any added nasties will always be the purest expression of terroir, and therefore, the most compelling wines.

With Malborough local William Hoare and Swiss import Hatsch Kalberer at the helm, Fromm Winery has reached incredible heights since its establishment in 1992. Crafted intuitively with minimal intervention, their wines are first and foremost a tribute to their incredible location. They're also absolutely superb.

"This is a tiny, but mighty, estate." Campbell Mattinson

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