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Corofin Churton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

While the 2017 Churton Pinot Noir shares the lithe personality of Corofin’s Cowley and Settlement wines, it has a more compact and sappy structure, especially when first poured. With air the wine blossoms to reveal a creamier texture with both red and dark cherry fruit, lots of five spice, hints of chocolate, very fine tannins and a vibrant punchy close. A really classy Pinot.

Sam and Mandy Weaver’s Churton Vineyard spans a ridgeline bordering the Waihopai Valley and Omaka’s high country. Corofin’s Pinot comes from 0.5 hectares of the northerly ‘Clod Block’, a northeast-facing terrace planted around 20 years ago. Managed organically (Bio Gro), it’s the most inland and southern site that Corofin source from. Therefore, it’s the most extreme with a high diurnal range. It’s often picked some ten days after Cowley. Another point of difference is the soil here – this parcel has plenty of gravel running through the clay.

Mike’s winemaking notes: Handpicked on April 6th. Five days in sealed tanks as whole berries, then foot trodden, natural ferment, (eight days followed by seven days on skins), pressed to old barrel; spontaneous malolactic in the late spring/early summer with the wine remaining on original lees for 13 months; racked to tank for six months, before being bottled without fining or filtration in mid-November 2018.

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