2013 Charteris The Winter Vineyard Pinot Noir

Bannockburn, Central Otago

PJ Charteris' flagship Pinot Noir. Serious power, serious muscle. A wine with a decade at least ahead of it.


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Charteris’ Winter Vineyard Pinot Noir has had an incredibly consistent run of high quality releases. Here’s another.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Winter Vineyard Pinot Noir is PJ Charteris' pride and joy.

This is his most powerful expression of Central Otago Pinot Noir. It's a wine that shows why Pinot Noir from this part of New Zealand is considered by many as some of the finest in the 'New World'.

An iron fist in a velvet glove, this wine puts structure and muscle front and centre. 

It's a wine that will evolve beautifully in bottle. 

If you're looking for a Pinot Noir you can cellar for the next decade with confidence, you've found it.

About Charteris

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.

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Bannockburn, Central Otago
Additional Info

From The Producer

This is the first wine post my own pruning efforts and the conversion from spur to cane pruning. The season is probably the strongest influence on this wine but I can see a sharper fruit focus, which I think has come from the change in pruning philosophy.

Having pruned again myself post 2013 harvest I know the vines have responded well. Balance and consistency are there to be admired in the work the vines have done growing well positioned shoots.

The only shortcoming in this pruning arrangement is the danger of stepping into a rabbit warren. The buggers are everywhere. I am considering some sort of rotisserie fuelled by vine cuttings to provide lunch as a means of dealing with this pestilence.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

PJ Chateris
PJ Chateris
Central Otago
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Charteris’ Winter Vineyard Pinot Noir has had an incredibly consistent run of high quality releases. Here’s another. Bankable quality. It’s a long, stringy pinot with the flesh to match; always a fantastic combination. Nuts, herbs, forest berries, woodsmoke and a cocoa-like hit. Three years old but lively and fresh; you’d pick it as a much younger wine. There’s a subtle meatiness here too, florals even. I wouldn’t drink this now, I’d cellar it, and I’d expect big things." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, 20% whole bunches, 6 days cold soak until wild yeast fermentation initiated, then inoculated with cultured yeast, 10-14 days post-ferment maceration, matured in French barriques (25% new) for 14 months. Red and black cherries; spice and fine-grained, but persistent, tannins give the wine excellent drive and length without compromising its finesse." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)


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