Corofin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

$49.90 inc. GST

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95/100 – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
95/100 – Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak
92/100 – Stephen Wong MW

“Cherry, strawberry, a little sappy and earthy, a bit of spice, and a lovely rosy perfume. It’s medium-bodied, has a wonderful ferrous quality to graphite tannin, and the quality of the tannin here is really a highlight, with crisp acidity, some redcurrant and cranberry crunch and brightness and a very long and firm finish. Wonderful structure, energy, and persistence. This is such a high quality Pinot Noir. Terrific.” – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

“This is so elegant and fine with a sappy edge to the sleek red cherry fruit. There’s a lovely silky texture, but also a brightness and freshness, with a subtle chalky, stony mineral edge to the fruit. Some raspberry crunch here but also such delicate, elegant red cherry notes with fine spices and just a hint of green. Such finesse.” – Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak

“Light crimson. A fresh, precise and bright nose – crunchy cooler fruit with a slight herbal edge. Delicately structured on the lively, elegant palate with very fine, bony tannins, cradling a very sweet core of concentrated raspberry coulis which drives through with vibrant acidity to the fruit-focused finish and ends with sumac and red dates. Piercingly sweet on the palate, giving way to ground spice, this is charming, light-bodied and pretty. Hard to resist right now but with enough structure to see it evolve over the near term. Drink 2024 to 2033.” – Stephen Wong MW

Tasting Note: The inaugural release of this label is drawn from Wrekin Vineyard (65%) in the Brancott Valley, and Dog Point’s Settlement Vineyard in the Omaka Valley (35%). Mike Patterson loves the blend of these two contrasting sites. The Settlement is often Corofin’s first block to be harvested and contributes elegance and red-fruited suppleness. The Wrekin block, on the other hand, lends brooding savoury depth and palate weight: it’s a match made in Marlborough!

Winemaking Notes: In ’21, the Settlement block was picked on the 2nd of March, while the Wrekin block followed just a day later. Regarding the winemaking, both batches were destemmed and fermented wild with gentle, once-daily pump-overs. The batches were then transferred to seasoned (two and three-year-old) barrels, where they remained for 13 months on lees. After blending, the wine was married in tank for five months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Certification: Organic

Alcohol: 13.0%

Variety: Pinot Noir

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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