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Chardonnay Unwooded

FRAM, Chardonnay Unwooded 2018

R110

19 in stock

Notes

'After 12 long years of making really good wines, for really nice people, I decided that it is time to make some even better wines for myself. And obviously for you too. And for a whole lot of other deserving people on this planet. So if you are keen on good wines, wines that oozes personality and want to keep ahead of the Joneses, this is the right place to be.

Here at Fram we’ll always sail into uncharted waters, to boldly search for whatever great grapes lie behind the next hill, over the next horizon. Bringing great wines from the Here Be Dragons areas of the wine map. With an extremely shaky captain like myself at the helm, this can only be an exciting journey.' – Thinus Kruger, Winemaker

In the Robertson appellation they find some calcareous soils, and calcium is Chardonnay's friend. Calcium helps them in the sense that it gives this wine a brilliantly defined minerality, supported by yellow citrus fruits and an elegant cereal note on the entry of the palate. The fruit and mineral combination is what really excites them about this wine, and that is why this is an unoaked Chardonnay. Included is 8% of Chenin blanc, whole bunch fermented with pumpovers, to add some zippiness (my own word) to the citrus flavours.

The current vintage has yet to be tasted, the previous vintages tasting notes are below:
The 2017 Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel and spends up to four months on the gross lees. It has a perfumed bouquet of white peach and tangerine scents, and just a slight honeyed note in the background. The palate is well balanced, with a fine bead of acidity, and quite saline toward the second half, revealing an almost Muscadet-like personality on the finish. Delicious.' – – Neal Martin Report 2018, 90/100

'After 12 long years of making really good wines, for really nice people, I decided that it is time to make some even better wines for myself. And obviously for you too. And for a whole lot of other deserving people on this planet. So if you are keen on good wines, wines that oozes personality and want to keep ahead of the Joneses, this is the right place to be.

Here at Fram we’ll always sail into uncharted waters, to boldly search for whatever great grapes lie behind the next hill, over the next horizon. Bringing great wines from the Here Be Dragons areas of the wine map. With an extremely shaky captain like myself at the helm, this can only be an exciting journey.' – Thinus Kruger, Winemaker

In the Robertson appellation they find some calcareous soils, and calcium is Chardonnay's friend. Calcium helps them in the sense that it gives this wine a brilliantly defined minerality, supported by yellow citrus fruits and an elegant cereal note on the entry of the palate. The fruit and mineral combination is what really excites them about this wine, and that is why this is an unoaked Chardonnay. Included is 8% of Chenin blanc, whole bunch fermented with pumpovers, to add some zippiness (my own word) to the citrus flavours.

The current vintage has yet to be tasted, the previous vintages tasting notes are below:
The 2017 Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel and spends up to four months on the gross lees. It has a perfumed bouquet of white peach and tangerine scents, and just a slight honeyed note in the background. The palate is well balanced, with a fine bead of acidity, and quite saline toward the second half, revealing an almost Muscadet-like personality on the finish. Delicious.' – – Neal Martin Report 2018, 90/100

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Country

ZA

Region

Cape Coastal

Style

White

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