2016 Corofin Churton Vineyard Pinot Noir

Marlborough, NZ

Small-batch single site Pinot Noir grown by the Sam and Mandy Weaver at Churton and nursed to bottle by Mike Paterson.



About The Wine

Winemaker Mike Paterson goes to the gorgeous Churton vineyard, lovingly tended by Sam and Mandy Weaver, for this beautiful Pinot Noir.

Mike's exploration of great sites in Marlborough takes in several plots, none more stunning than Churton.

Organically farmed, gently made, this is a stylish, refined Pinot Noir that speaks beautifully of the vineyard.

The 2016 release recieved an emphatic "Yes" from The Wine Front's Gary Walsh who scored it 95 points.

About Corofin

Corofin is a unique winemaking project based out of Marlborough on the South Island of New Zealand.

Having lived and worked in Marlborough for most of their adult lives, Mike and Anna Paterson always wanted to start their own boutique, authentic wine brand. 

Taking their local knowledge of small but incredible sites that were hidden across the area, they wanted to put these special sites up in lights. And so a single vineyard exploration of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from across Marlborough was born.

The wines continue to receive great reviews and are only ever made in very small amounts.

Mike chatting to one of his growers
Mike chatting to one of his growers
Marlborough, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Flesh and flavour, red berries, spice and a damp sweet earthiness. The tannin is ripe and silty, and takes the wine, I feel, to a higher level. Almost an Earl Grey tea mouth-perfume, clean fresh strawberry acidity, and a well-defined finish of fine length, just smudged affectionately with the wonderful tannin that comes from this vineyard. Yes." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Set 200 metres above sea level, spanning a ridge line between the Omaka and Waihopai valleys, the Churton Vineyard is a unique Marlborough site. Close planted in rows that follow the natural contours of the land, this block is the embodiment of Sam & Mandy Weaver's intellect and their commitment to site expression. The dense clay soils of the Clod Block lend savoury structure to a vivid fruit core.

Blend : Pinot Noir 9100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sam Weaver farming his Churton Vineyard
Sam Weaver farming his Churton Vineyard
Marlborough, NZ

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