Cowley Family Vineyard is located in the Ben Morven foothills of Marlborough. It's a magnificent, sweeping site, divided into a large number of sub-plots and nurtured meticulously (and organically) by Ben Cowley. Corofin's fruit comes from the main slopes, planted at a density of 3,800 vines per hectare on clay-rich soils. 2015 was the first year that Paterson worked exclusively with the vineyard's 20 year old Abel vines ‚– colloquially known as the Gumboot clone. The Abel fruit is prized for its natural acidity and tannins. Corofin's 2o16 from this site is darker and inkier than the Settlement, but it lacks nothing in both energy and lift. Expect dark cherry and iodine scented fruit and a savoury palate with fine tannins running from go to whoa.
Both Anna and I have lived and worked in Marlborough for most of our careers and in that time have been lucky enough to gain considerable experience growing, making and marketing Marlborough wine. From our early days here we have always had a desire to start our own small wine business, established without compromise for quality and with complete authenticity. Working together to create something in celebration of our families and their connection to the land, is very important to us. Our ambition with all Corofin wines is to transmit a sense of place first, over fruit intensity or winemaking ambition. We have chosen to work with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay being the two varietals we believe will amplify the transparent expression we seek from the land. We are excited to be working with trusted and admired friends as growers. Their vineyards are all located in Marlborough's southern valleys and we hope our little Pinot Project will shine a light on some pretty special spots in the region our family calls home.
- Winery Note
|Product Type||Wine Red Pinot Noir|