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COROFIN Marlborough Pinot Noir Churton 2017

$49.90 inc. GST

Accolades:
90/100 – Robert Parker
90/100 – Burghound

“Sturdy and tannic, the 2017 Churton Vineyard Clod Block Pinot Noir will need a couple of years’ cellaring to turn on the charm. For now, it shows some attractive rose and red-plum notes on the nose, but it shuts down on the medium to full-bodied palate, ending with dark fruit, crisp acids and drying tannins.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“There is a trace of reduction that isn’t enough to mask the red and dark pinot fruit aromas though it is enough to blur the nuance so be sure to give this a quick aeration if you’re going to try a bottle young. Otherwise, there is fine verve and delineation to the pliant barely middle weight flavors that possess an agreeable texture while delivering very good depth and persistence on the balanced finale where a touch of youthful austerity slowly emerges.” – Burghound

There is a trace of reduction that isn’t enough to mask the red and dark pinot fruit aromas though it is enough to blur the nuance so be sure to give this a quick aeration if you’re going to try a bottle young. Otherwise, there is fine verve and delineation to the pliant barely middle weight flavors that possess an agreeable texture while delivering very good depth and persistence on the balanced finale where a touch of youthful austerity slowly emerges.” – Burghound

Tasting Note: East-nor-east orientation, 200 metres above sea level and spanning a ridge line between Marlborough’s Omaka and Waihopai Valleys. Captures the cool morning and warm daytime sunshine ideal for long, slow ripening. Soils are older and denser than neighbouring valley floor. Loess above a clay subsoil which, at deep levels, has good water holding capacity. Planting density 4,630 vines per ha. The Clod Block is one of 17 individual vineyard blocks planted to the hillside contours by Sam and Mandy Weaver. Vine age approx. 12 years. Biodynamic farming regime. BioGro certified. Striking for its purity and immediacy, this recording of Churton is sappy and structured, with layers that build seamlessly into a velvety richness.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes were hand-picked 6th April 2017, sorted into 1⁄2 ton bins and transported to the winery. One hundred percent of the fruit was de-stemmed and sorted again to a sealed tank for 5 days at ambient temperature. Piegage was employed and a spontaneous rapid ferment began, lasting 8 days. Post-fermentation the young wine rested on skins for a further 7 days prior to pressing, settling and then transferring to seasoned (second and third year) French oak barrels. There it remained for 12 months on original lees, undergoing a natural malolactic ferment during this period. Mid-April 2018 the wine was moved from barrel to tank where it remained for a further 7 months prior to being racked once more and sulphured in preparation for bottling in November 2018. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Variety: Pinot Noir

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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