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Corofin Settlement Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

$68.00
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Corofin Settlement Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020
Producer Corofin
Region, Country Marlborough, New Zealand
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 20667-750

Organic. Dog Point’s 18-year-old Settlement Vineyard is located in the Omaka Valley, to the south of Marlborough’s Wairau Plains. This organically certified site is managed by Dog Point’s gun viticulturist, Nigel Sowman. The fruit for this bottling hails from a 0.25-hectare sliver at the top of the vineyard’s east slope, a clay-rich parcel planted at a density of 4,600 vines per hectare (all 777 clone).

Cropped at close to one kilogram per vine, it’s already super impressive. Whole berries were placed in a sealed tank for five days at ambient temperature. Fermentation lasted a further seven days before the wine was transferred to seasoned French oak. So, just 12 days on skins all-up. Bottled unfined and unfiltered after 13 months in barrel and a further seven months in tank. 

Picked first, Settlement is typically the most red-fruited and youthfully radiant of the Corofin Pinot Noir trio although this ’19 has plenty of intensity.

Corofin Settlement Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Reviews

"The transparent, pure 2020 Pinot Noir Settlement Vineyard tantalizes your nose with rose, dried woody herbs (although there's no whole bunch here) and raspberry fruits. This organic hillside site has created an ethereal expression and a feather-pillow-like texture. It’s almost meditative in its texture, and the tannins are delicate and refined (30% second fill, with the rest older). In summary, a hands-off Pinot that is already a pleasure to drink. A little more length, would be welcome so I don't need to go back to the glass so quickly."
93 points, Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous
"Raspberry, spiced strawberry, rosemary and chamomile, a light dusting of pepper. It’s medium-bodied, fine, bright and packed with fresh red fruits, fine crushed rock tannin and a sort of dusty feel to it, cinch of orange peel gives it a subtle amaro bite, and the finish is cool and long, with something of a volcanic character (like Etna) though don’t mind me. Delightful, fine-boned. individual and charismatic. So excellent. I love it."
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Reviews

"The transparent, pure 2020 Pinot Noir Settlement Vineyard tantalizes your nose with rose, dried woody herbs (although there's no whole bunch here) and raspberry fruits. This organic hillside site has created an ethereal expression and a feather-pillow-like texture. It’s almost meditative in its texture, and the tannins are delicate and refined (30% second fill, with the rest older). In summary, a hands-off Pinot that is already a pleasure to drink. A little more length, would be welcome so I don't need to go back to the glass so quickly."
93 points, Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous
"Raspberry, spiced strawberry, rosemary and chamomile, a light dusting of pepper. It’s medium-bodied, fine, bright and packed with fresh red fruits, fine crushed rock tannin and a sort of dusty feel to it, cinch of orange peel gives it a subtle amaro bite, and the finish is cool and long, with something of a volcanic character (like Etna) though don’t mind me. Delightful, fine-boned. individual and charismatic. So excellent. I love it."
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

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