Corofin Folium Chardonnay 2018

$55.00 inc. GST

Tasting Note: The Folium Vineyard is located in Marlborough’s Brancott Valley. Planted in 1996, this beautiful site has been owned and tended since 2011 by the inimitable Takaki Okada. Soil is Southern Valley Clay, around 1.5 m sitting on top of gravelly silt. Chardonnay from this dry-grown site has ripeness, precision and harmony, reflecting sensitive farming practices and its deep-rooted vines. Aromatic purity is striking; vivid yellow fruit and pear with straw / floral spectrum also. Tasting is fascinating, initially easy but expanding and contracting with stonefruit and minerals mid-way then finishing pure and clean with some salinity.

Winemaking Note: Hand-harvested on 17th March 2018. Whole bunches were loaded and pressed slowly over 6 hours to a small stainless steel tank. No enzyme or sulphur additions were made during or post pressing, with a smaller, harder press fraction separated on taste and discarded. After 6 hours settling, the main press fraction was transferred with a high percentage of solids to one 500 litre seasoned French oak puncheon and one seasoned French oak barrique, for fermentation. Primary fermentation took three days to naturally initiate and six weeks to complete. A full and natural malolactic fermentation finished early Jan 2019, after which the young wine was topped and remained on original lees in barrel, without stirring or sulphur, until April 2018. The components were then racked together to tank where they remained on lees for a further five months before sulphuring prior to bottling in September 2019. This wine was bottled without fining or filtration.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Variety: Chardonnay

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand


This wine is not COLA approved and shipment to the US may be delayed. We will be in touch to confirm a time frame. 

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