Corofin Wrekin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

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The thing that makes Burgundy so magical and alluring is the land.

Small changes in soil type, slope aspect and elevation between vineyards make all the difference when it comes to the character and style.

Winemaker Mike Paterson makes it his business to find these nuances and small details in Marlborough’s best sites.

And one such special site is the Wrekin Vineyard.

Based in the foothills of Marlborough’s Southern Valleys, Wrekin is fast becoming one of the most sought-after vineyards in the country.

It’s densely-planted, organically farmed, and its clay soils, which sit over a bed of Greywacke rock, produce fruit that is incredibly pure and aromatic.

A highly aromatic and floral nose leads to an earthy and savoury palate. This is a dark, more serious style of Pinot, with a gamey edge and great potential to age.

These are high-quality, artisanal wines, hand-made in small quantities. Each year and vineyard is different, just like great Burgundy is.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Country NZ
Region of origin Marlborough
Appellation Southern Valley
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 13
Oak? 100% barrel
Months in Oak 14
Type of Oak French
Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) none
Average age of vines 18
Average altitude of vines (m) 100 metres
Soil type(s) Clay over a bed of Greywacke 
Closure Type Cork
Is this wine organic? Yes
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential (years) 20
Ideal drinking window 2023 - 2043

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

New Zealand lamb or line caught Marlborough groper (fish)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Richard Flood (Dublin)
very characteristic of pinot noir style, on the light side

At home on a Saturday night

Agreed, it's a lovely pinot noir!

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