Corofin Folium Chardonnay
The Folium Vineyard is located in Marlborough's Brancott Valley. Planted in 1996, this beautiful site has been owned and tended since 2011 by the inimitable Takaki Okada. Soil is Southern Valley Clay, around 1.5 m sitting on top of gravelly silt. Chardonnay from this dry-grown site has ripeness, precision and harmony, reflecting sensitive farming practices and its deep-rooted vines. Æ’Ã…Â Aromatic purity is striking; vivid yellow fruit and pear with straw / floral spectrum also. Tasting is fascinating, initially easy but expanding and contracting with stonefruit and minerals mid-way then finishing pure and clean with some salinity.