Corofin
‘Cloud Block’ Pinot Noir 2017
Churton Vineyard
Marlborough, New Zealand

$45.00

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Style: Red: Bright fruits, juicy and deep.

Producer: Corofin

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Pinot Noir is the red grape of Burgundy, France (white grape being Chardonnay). This is where it reaches its greatest height. It is no easy grape to grow, its thin skin means it requires a cooler climate, with gentle growing conditions which enhance the subtle and delicate characters. Only a few places in the world get it right.

Churton Vineyard spans a ridgeline bordering the Waihopai Valley and Omaka’s high country. Corofin’s Pinot comes from 0.5 hectares of the northerly ‘Clod Block’, a northeast-facing terrace planted around 20 years ago. Managed organically (Bio Gro), it’s the most inland and southern site that Corofin source from. Depth and savoury complexity are a driver in the wine and the fruit sits in the background. The palate has a nice ripple of tannin, but with a vibrancy from the acidity. Savoury through the finish, but with nice subtle details and complexity built throughout.

Sebastian Crowther MS

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Producer Profile

The Marlborough phenomenon has taken the wine-drinking world by storm with its pungent, unmistakable Sauvignon. As production now runs high, the best producers are looking to deliver wines that remain faithful to the distinctive regional style, but offer more in terms of texture and complexity – often also restraint. The most interesting development in the last five years has been that of Pinot Noir, with soil and topography driving depth and differentiation with an overall air of brightly fruited approachability and crisp acid crunch.

Established in 2011, Corofin is the new home for ex-Jackson Estate winesmith Mike Paterson and his partner Anna, until recently GM at TerraVin. At this early juncture, while Mike is contracted to another project and Anna busy raising the couple’s two young daughters, Corofin craft two (soon to be three) single-vineyard Pinot Noirs, each in tiny 100-150-case lots.

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Style: Red: Bright fruits, juicy and deep.

Producer: Corofin

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Pinot Noir is the red grape of Burgundy, France (white grape being Chardonnay). This is where it reaches its greatest height. It is no easy grape to grow, its thin skin means it requires a cooler climate, with gentle growing conditions which enhance the subtle and delicate characters. Only a few places in the world get it right.

Churton Vineyard spans a ridgeline bordering the Waihopai Valley and Omaka’s high country. Corofin’s Pinot comes from 0.5 hectares of the northerly ‘Clod Block’, a northeast-facing terrace planted around 20 years ago. Managed organically (Bio Gro), it’s the most inland and southern site that Corofin source from. Depth and savoury complexity are a driver in the wine and the fruit sits in the background. The palate has a nice ripple of tannin, but with a vibrancy from the acidity. Savoury through the finish, but with nice subtle details and complexity built throughout.

Sebastian Crowther MS