Corofin Marlborough Chardonnay 2022

$45.00 inc. GST

93/100 – Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak (2021 vintage)
92/100 – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front (2021 vintage)
91/100 – Rebecca Gibb MW (Vinous) (2021 vintage)

Tasting Note: The second 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: 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: 13.0%

Variety: Chardonnay

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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