Corofin Marlborough Chardonnay 2021

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As wine countries go, New Zealand is incredibly young. It's just 25 years old.

It is of course best known for Sauvignon Blanc, but the combination of cool climate, ancient soils and undulating landscape makes it ideal for producing world-class Chardonnay.

And it's only in the last 10-15 years that people have worked out which sites work best for this grape.

Mike works with two single vineyards here - the Wrekin Vineyard at the top of the Brancott Valley, and Takaki Okada's dry-grown Folium Vineyard, just one kilometre down the road. You get lovely a citrusy freshness from the Wrekin, while the Folium adds ripeness and weight.

Take the minerality of a Chablis and the richness of a good Meursault, and you're in business.

This is an elegant, refined Chardonnay that would give any Burgundy a run for its money, at a fraction of the price for its quality.


Wine type White
Grape(s) Chardonnay 100%
Country New Zealand
Region of origin Marlborough
Appellation Marlborough
Vintage 2021
Alcohol % 13.5
Oak? 100% barrel ferment 
Months in Oak 14
Type of Oak puncheon (french oak)
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) none
Average age of vines 16
Average altitude of vines (m) 100 metres
Soil type(s) silt loams over harder clay pan
Closure Type screw cap
Is this wine organic? yes
Biodynamic? no
Sustainably produced? yes
Suitable for vegans? yes
Ageing potential (years) 10 - 15 years
Ideal drinking window 2023 - 2033

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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