Weingut Fromm

Graubünden | Malans

The Fromm family has been dedicated to the cultivation of pinot noir in the high mountain terrain of Graubünden for 5 generations. Of the Fromm’s 7 hectares, 5 are in historic crus; here Georg, his nephew, Walter, and son, Marco, work with both Burgundian and old Swiss pinot clones to offer distinct flavors, aromas, and textures. Their farming has been certified organic by Bio-Suisse since 2015. Winemaking focuses on spontaneous fermentation in open tanks and long aging in neutral wood. The results are pinot noirs with arresting aromatics, fine tannins, balance and unmistakable Alpine freshness.

Weingut Fromm 2017 Pinot Noir Selvenen

Widely regarded among the top vineyard sites in Malans, Selvenen is a rather large climat and has several owners. The Fromms own and organically farm 1.3 hectares of vines in Selvenen, making theirs one of the largest single holdings in the vineyard. While there is some chardonnay planted here the major focus is on pinot noir, of which the Fromms farm both Swiss clones that are nearly 50 years old and 20+ year old Dijon clones in roughly equal proportions. The soils in Selvenen are of an alluvial fan comprised of schist, limestone and gravel lending a distinctively mineralic imposition to the structured alpine pinot noir that comes from this site. The first Selvenen bottling at Fromm was from the 2010 vintage and it has been among their most highly regarded cuvées ever since. As with all pinot noir at Fromm the Selvenen is spontaneously fermented in large, open oak, with 2 weeks of maceration. Elevage continues in neutral barrique, with typically 20% new oak, for more than a year, without battonage, prior to bottling with minimal sulfites.

  • 2017
  • Pinot Noir
  • Switzerland
  • Graubünden
  • Certified Organic by Bio.Inspecta AG
  • Selvenen
  • Schist, limestone, gravel
  • 13 months neutral barrique (20% new)
  • 2 week maceration, large wooden vat
  • 0.7
  • 750 ml

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