Corofin Folium Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

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Mike’s Corofin range is named after the village in Co. Clare that his great-grandfather emigrated from in the 1920’s.

He makes his wines in a real Burgundian philosophy and style - aiming to showcase the special vineyard sites that the grapes are grown on.

The Folium Vineyard in Marlborough’s Brancott Valley is owned by the daring and perfectionist grower, Takaki Okada. 

What makes this place unique in Marlborough is that it’s 100% dry farmed. When Takaki bought the vineyard 15 years ago, he turned off the water. People thought he was mad, and 3-4 years followed with very little fruit. But then it started to get interesting.

Because Takaki doesn’t use irrigation, the vines’ roots must reach down deep into the soil for water and nutrients. It also means there’s less canopy and fruit on the vines, but they put all their energy into growing and ripening the grapes. 

You land up with riper flavours and beautiful balance in the fruit, and the result is clear to see in this wine. 

This is a textured, structured Chardonnay, with yellow fruit, citrus, spice and even a touch of saltiness. If you like a bigger style of Chardonnay like Meursault, then this is one to try.

This is exactly what Corofin wines are all about - showcasing unique and special vineyard sites.

And it’s organic too!

Wine type White
Grape(s) Chardonnay
Country New Zealand
Region of origin Marlborough
Appellation Brancott Valley
Vintage 2019
Alcohol % 13
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 14
Type of Oak French, all 2nd, 3rd, 4th fill puncheons
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 18 years
Average altitude of vines (m) Sea level
Soil type(s) Silt loam
Closure Type Screwcap
Is this wine organic? Yes, but not certified
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 10-15 years
Ideal drinking window 2022-2030

Mike's great grandfather Marcus Joseph Paterson emigrated to New Zealand from Corofin Co. Clare in 1927.

So when Mike and wife Anna started Corofin, their own family business, they wanted to honour this history and special connection between his family and the land. 

Read more about Mike

Local pan seared scallops in chardonnay butter sauce with a side of local asparagus.

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