The complex and rich nose exhibits distinct Chardonnay flavours, balanced with the more subtle characteristics of Chenin Blanc that provide good and firm structure on the palate to an otherwise generous and flavourful dry wine.
Grape variety: 48% Chenin Blanc, 52% Chardonnay Bottled: September 2020 Cellaring potential: Enjoy now to 2024 Winemaker: Hätsch Kalberer
While these two varieties are not commonly blended, they complement each other perfectly, resulting in a less fruit-driven wine that has weight and an elegant, savoury texture, which goes so well with food, yet is also very enjoyable by itself. Matured in mainly older Burgundian barrels for 12 to 14 months. All the Chardonnay and a small part of the Chenin Blanc components went through malolactic fermentation.
About FROMM Winery
"Outstanding wines that reflect both European style and Kiwi ingenuity".
Georg Fromm and Hätsch Kalberer met in the late 1980s and decided to create FROMM Winery. The first vines were planted in January 1992 under the guidance of Swiss founder, Georg Fromm.
In 2008, Georg Fromm returned to Switzerland but the winemaking team continues to make outstanding Pinot Noirs that truly show the expression of the soil, Syrah co-fermented with Viognier. Today the passion for wine continues, now under the careful eye of old family friend and owner Pol Lenzinger, co-owner Stephan Walliser and Swiss business partner George Walliser.
One can proudly say that FROMM has the oldest single vineyard Malbec in New Zealand.