2016 Corofin Cowley Family Vineyard Pinot Noir

Marlborough, NZ

A lighter shade of Pinot Noir from a special site in Marlborough. Made in limited quantity.



About The Wine

Winemaker Mike Paterson is obsessed with showcasing the very best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in Marlborough.

He tells his own story of the region's best hidden secrets through expressive single site wines. Here he goes to a special block on the Cowley Family Vineyard in search of their Pinot Noir.

This is a fine and feathery Pinot Noir filled with exotic spice and ultra-fine tannin. It's a wine that shows delicious ripe fruit in a light frame.

It's a wine of tension and nervy energy, a thrilling Pinot Noir to drink.

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

"Dark cherry, exotic spices, a little bit of tamarillo, and dried rose perfume. It’s medium-bodied, energetic and firm, with a fine sweep of pumice stone tannin, sappy acidity, red fruits and pomegranate tang, and a satisfying finish with sooty tannin and sour cherry in the aftertaste. Heaps good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

We feel privileged to be one of a handful of wineries working with fruit from the intriguing and meticulously managed Cowley Family Vineyard. For us, the Main Slopes Pinot clearly articulates its origins with wildly perfumed aromatics and a dense core of ripe black fruit. Lifted aromas of violets and crushed herbs lead to volume and saturated flavour on the palate, all framed by ripe meandering tannins.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml


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