A generous, mouth-filling wine with a fragrant, complex nose displaying mandarin and stone fruit, with smoky, flinty notes. The vibrant, intense, and focused palate is reminiscent of orange, Meyer lemon, and stone fruit flavours held together by good line of juicy acidity and elegant texture.
Fruit for the Framingham Classic Riesling is sourced from three sites on their estate vineyard in the Wairau Valley. The alluvial, well-draining soils of the Wairau were formed by the sedimentation of the Wairau River. In the warm centre of the valley – where there is low rainfall and relatively low frost risk – Framingham are able to harvest controlled yields at desired ripeness. Extensive crop thinning and a degree of leaf plucking are practised when necessary, giving low yields of grapes that have had managed exposure to sunlight.