Initially we planted Fromm Vineyard with eight different red grape varieties that we suspected would do well in the Marlborough climate (Pinot Noir, Syrah, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc). Over time Pinot Noir has proven to be one of the most exciting, yet elusive grape varieties to grow.

Our passion for Pinot Noir is reflected in the attention to detail shown in the vineyard and throughout the winemaking process. Carefully selected clones and rootstocks, together with intensive vineyard care and low cropping, means the vines produce fruit that illustrates the soil in which they were grown. Today in the Fromm stable of vineyards there are eleven clones, 4000 - 5000 vines per hectare, with crop levels around five to six tonnes per hectare (or 30/35 hl/ha).

One of the aspects of Pinot Noir that makes the variety so intriguing is the way it changes depending on the soil in which it is grown. At FROMM we embrace this aspect by producing five terroir-driven wines – Fromm Vineyard, Clayvin Vineyard, Churton Vineyard and Quarters Vineyard. 

Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir
A classic Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir is a multi-layered wine, very concentrated without appearing big or heavy, with positive tannin support. At its best it shows a masculine charm with a distinct terroir-related identity, aging superbly.

Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir
Clayvin Vineyard draws its name from the clay soil which lies beneath the vineyard, and is characterised by its beautiful, ripe dark-fruit flavours, richness, elegance and fine texture. It combines everything expected from a top quality New Zealand Pinot Noir.

Quarters Vineyard Pinot Noir
Quarters Vineyard is in the Brancott Valley, one of Marlborough’s most expressive sub regions for Pinot Noir. The Quarters Vineyard produces wines with a fine texture, flavour density and elegance.

Churton Vineyard Pinot Noir
This site is located in the Waihopai Valley on top of a ridge at an altitude of slightly over 200 meters above sea level. The east facing, clay based block called “Shoulder” is a cooler site that benefits from the direct morning sun which means an earlier start to the ripening process every day but without the intense heat in the afternoon. This creates vibrant and expressive wines that have great structure, intensity but above all elegance.

La Strada Pinot Noir
The blend which makes up each year’s La Strada Pinot Noir depends on what nature has given us in each of our vineyards. Invariably, the wine is strongly varietal, fruity and has immediate appeal.

Fromm Pinot Noir Cuvée "H"
In 2017 we released a wine under the name Cuvee "H" to honor Hätsch's 25 years of making exceptional Pinot Noir in Marlborough. Cuvee "H" is a blend of some of our single vineyard sites and we regard it as our flagship Pinot Noir. 

Pinot Naturel by FROMM 
In 2017 we released a 7th Pinot Noir to the range, Pinot Naturel by FROMM, our first ever 'natural' wine. In recent years there has been a lot of talk about "natural" wines but we believe that a natural wine should be made from organically or bio-dynamically certified grapes, should neither be fined or filtered and is free of any additives except a minimal amount of sulphur just prior to bottling and that is just what we did. Pinot Naturel by FROMM is a uncomplicated, refreshing and vibrant red. 

Read the full story behind Pinot Naturel by FROMM here.

All FROMM WINERY Wines are 100% organic. 

FROMM Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard - Tasting Notes

Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2016
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2015
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2014
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2013 
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2012
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2011
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2010
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2009
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2007
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2006
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2005
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2004
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2003
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2002
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2001
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 2000
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 1999
Fromm Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 1998
Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir 1997 Reserve
Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir Fromm Vineyard 1996

FROMM Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard - Tasting Notes

FROMM Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2017
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2016
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2015
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2014
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2013
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2012
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2011
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2010
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2009
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2008
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2007
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2006
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2005
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2004
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2003
Fromm Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2002
Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2001
Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir Clayvin Vineyard 2000

FROMM Pinot Noir Quarters Vineyard - Tasting Notes

Fromm Pinot Noir Quarters Vineyard 2016
Fromm Pinot Noir Quarters Vineyard 2015

FROMM Pinot Noir Churton Vineyard - Tasting Notes

FROMM Pinot Noir Churton Vineyard 2017
Fromm Pinot Noir Churton Vineyard 2016

Fromm Pinot Noir Churton Vineyard 2015

FROMM La Strada Pinot Noir - Tasting Notes

FROMM La Strada Pinot Noir 2016
Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir 2015

Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir 2014
Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir 2013
Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir 2012
Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir 2011
Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir 2010
Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir 2009
Fromm La Strada Pinot Noir 2008
La Strada Pinot Noir 2007
La Strada Pinot Noir 2006
La Strada Pinot Noir 2005
La Strada Pinot Noir 2004
La Strada Pinot Noir 2003
La Strada Pinot Noir 2002
La Strada Pinot Noir 2001
La Strada Pinot Noir 2000
La Strada Pinot Noir 1999
La Strada Pinot Noir 1998
La Strada Pinot Noir 1997 Reserve
La Strada Pinot Noir 1996

FROMM Pinot Noir Cuvée 'H'

Fromm Pinot Noir Cuvée 'H' 2016
Fromm Pinot Noir Cuvée 'H' 2015

Pinot Naturel by FROMM - Tasting notes 

Pinot Naturel by FROMM 2018
Pinot Naturel by FROMM 2017 

 

FROMM Pinot Noir Brancott Valley - Tasting Notes

Fromm Pinot Noir Brancott Valley 2012
Fromm Pinot Noir Brancott Valley 2009
Fromm Pinot Noir Brancott Valley 2008
Fromm Pinot Noir Brancott Valley 2007
Fromm Pinot Noir Brancott Valley 2006
Fromm Pinot Noir Brancott Valley 2005