Corofin Churton Vineyard Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir. The 2017 vintage is sappy and structured, with layers that build seamlessly into a velvety richness, captivating and thought-provoking. Lighter and finer to taste, again different but in such a good way.
“Corofin is an artisan family wine company. Our sole ambition is to transmit the voice of the land and the season through crafting small single block wines from pinot noir and chardonnay grapes. The hope with all Corofin wines is to transmit a sense of place and season first, over fruit intensity or winemaking ambition.”
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards: From the Cowley Family vineyard in the Waihopai Valley in the Southern Valley region
Altitude: 655 feet above sea level
Soil: Clay terrain
Vine Training: 2-cane VSP
Vine Age: 13+ years
Time of Harvest: 6th Apri
Vine Density: 1,874 vines per acre
Yield per Vine: 2.4 lbs per vine
Total Production: 1,992 bottles
Vinification Process: Grapes are hand picked and de-stemmed. Transferred to a sealed tank for four days at ambient temp. Piegage was employed and spontaneous, rapid ferment began, lasting six days. The young wine rested on skins for 10 days prior to pressing, settling and then transferring to seasoned (2nd and 3rd-year) French oak barrels.
Aging Process: The wine ages sur lie in the barrel for 12 months undergoing a natural malolactic ferment and then tank-ages seven months prior to being racked once more and sulfured. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Alcohol Content: 13.00%
Winemaker: Mike Paterson
Cellaring: Up to 4 Years
|Dimensions||11.8 × 10.0 × 6.8 in|
|Bottles per Case||
750 ml: 6 bottles per case