Corofin Marlborough Chardonnay 2021

$49.90 inc. GST

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93/100 – Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak
92/100 – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
91/100 – Rebecca Gibb MW (Vinous)

“This has a fresh personality, but there’s some depth, too. Fresh citrus supported by pear and a twist of green apple, as well as subtle nuts, toast and peach. There’s a nice mineral acid line and the oak is superbly integrated, with some notes of fennel and green herbs. Taut and expressive with potential for development.” – Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak

“Peach, grapefruit, butterscotch pudding with vanilla custard, but really tight with intense acidity through some glossy caramel, with a little spice in tow, and a distinct brine character. No shortage of zip and flavour. Lemon/lime and peach on a lively acid etched finish, some toast and sizzled butter in the aftertaste. Good.” – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

“The first regional blend from Corofin, the 2021 Chardonnay Marlborough is a blend of three vineyards. It is a sleek, pure Chardonnay with clarity and sweet vanilla-derived oak notes around white stone and citrus fruit. Light in body yet it packs plenty of concentration and welcome generosity within its precise core.” – Rebecca Gibb MW

Tasting Note: The first release of Corofin’s Marlborough ‘Villages’ Chardonnay was sourced from two sites in the Brancott Valley: the Wrekin Vineyard (70%) and the Folium Vineyard (30%). Planted by Fromm in 1996, the Folium Vineyard is an organically tended site on Southern Valley clay (around 1.5 metres deep with gravelly silt on top). The site is dry-grown, and Corofin works with just five rows, a total of 1,200 vines. The brilliant Wrekin Vineyard is a small, organically certified (Biogro) and biodynamically farmed site at the top of the Brancott Valley.

Winemaking Note: In ’21, both blocks were hand-harvested on the 6th of March. At the winery, the fruit was slowly whole-bunch pressed into a tank for six hours before the juice was transferred with lots of solids to seasoned French oak puncheons and two stainless steel barrels for fermentation. The wine remained on lees in these vessels for 13 months before it was racked to tank for another four months. It saw full malo and was bottled unfiltered and unfined.

Certification: Organic

Alcohol: 13.5%

Variety: Chardonnay

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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