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Corofin Marlborough Chardonnay 2021

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Corofin Marlborough Chardonnay 2021
Producer Corofin
Region, Country Marlborough, New Zealand
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 22109-750

Organic. 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.

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.

What an impressive first release. Showcasing the intensity and drive of the low-yielding vintage, the nose is awash with enticing stone fruits, grilled nuts and a wisp of smoky reduction. The full-flavoured palate flows beautifully and is shot through with snappy acidity and mouth-watering phenolic grip before a potent, layered and lengthy close. It’s a great first release from Corofin in a generous style.



Corofin Marlborough Chardonnay 2021

Reviews

“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.”
91 points, Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous
“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.”
92 points, Gary Walsh, The Winefront

Reviews

“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.”
91 points, Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous
“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.”
92 points, Gary Walsh, The Winefront

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