About The Wine
There's very little Chardonnay available in Central Otago for negociant winemakers such as PJ Charteris.
He counts himself very lucky to have access to this fruit and he makes the most of it.
This is a Chardonnay with a wild streak. It's a wound up spring of fruit, acidity and sulphied funk. Released with a good amount of time in bottle, the complexity here is built in from the get go.
If you love a bit of smokiness and 'struck match' in Chardonnay, then walk this way.
This Chardonnay is going to sit you back on your heels.
PJ Charteris is an experienced winemaker and one of the country's top Wine Show Judges.
A Kiwi native, PJ has spent much of his professional career working in the Australian wine industry. He spent time at Penfolds and Lindemans before being appointed Chief Winemaker at Hunter Valley icon Brokenwood, where he stayed for twelve years.
Charteris is PJ returning to his NZ roots. It's his chance to put forth his own spin on the Central Otago region.
With his local connections, PJ has managed to secure a suite of excellent vineyards to source his fruit from. Since the brand's conception in 2008, his wines have received high critical acclaim.