This is the second Corofin release from Sam and Mandy Weaver’s Churton Vineyard, which spans a ridgeline bordering the Waihopai Valley and Omaka’s high country. Specifically, it comes from 0.5 hectares of the northerly ‘Clod Block’, a northeast facing terrace planted around 20 years ago. Managed organically (Bio Gro), the Clod is one of seventeen blocks that make up the undulating Churton site.
Overall the Churton Vineyard Pinot Noir is a wonderfully poised wine of great finesse. The fruit spectrum is all wild berries, brown spice and red florals and the finish is long and unbelievably seductive. Just a wonderful Pinot full stop.