Sustainably farmed fruit that has been hand harvested and carefully sorted. 10% whole bunch fermentation and then into three year old French oak. Lovely succulent plush red fruit shows, along with some spice and a hint of savouriness.
Drink with duck breast or a juicy lamb tenderloin.
Varietal / Blend: Pinot Noir
Decant: Not necessary
Closure: Screw cap
Farming Practices: Practising Organics
Meltwater is named for the glacial waters of the last ice age that rolled down from the high country of Marlborough as the climate warmed, carving out the valleys in which this producer now works.
While the two labels, Corofin and Meltwater, share some synergies, the differences are important: Corofin will remain a study in the great micro-sites of the valleys of Marlborough, while Meltwater doesn’t play by any hard and fast rules.
The wines are designed to be fun to drink, great value and full of energy. Mike Paterson is a genuine talent in both the vineyard and cellar!