Biodynamic. This is Corofin’s second Wrekin Pinot and it’s easy to see why this 14-hectare vineyard is fast becoming a site of significance in the Marlborough landscape. Referencing the cool location and late ripening here, Paterson notes that “Having Pinot on the vine for as long as possible without compromising integrity of site always produces the best results”. The winemaking here is hardly different to the Settlement Pinot, and similarly the wine was raised in seasoned French barrels before finishing its élevage in tank. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The nose is markedly darker and deeper and the texture plusher and more velveteen. Supple and bright, the palate is laced with wild red and cherry fruits and a fine spiciness. Those delicate 2020 tannins provide shape and a nip of structure. Another engrossing, top-notch release with a freshness and energy you don’t always see in NZ Pinot.