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2016 Charteris Central Otago Pinot Noir

Bannockburn, Central Otago

This is great value in the context of Otago Pinot. Silken and sublime, great drinking now or in five years.

$40.00

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About

About The Wine

This is PJ's 'village' Pinot Noir, a blend of two sites in Central Otago.

The aim here is to craft something that is complex yet approachable in its youth. The 2016 vintage sees a little whole bunch which gives a gentle smokiness to what is lovely ripe and open fruit. 

In the context of Central Otago Pinot Noir, this offers very good value for money. In fact, it was James Halliday's top wine of the 2018 Stonier International Pinot Noir Tasting (SIPNOT), beating out a field of top-flight Pinot Noir from Australia to Burgundy in Mr. Halliday's opinion, and happily, it was the cheapest of the twelve wines on tasting.

Plenty of power, plenty of fruit. A lovely example for the region which will only get better over the next 3-5 years.

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.

One of PJ
One of PJ's special sites
Bannockburn, Central Otago
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Somewhere between primary fruit and complexity lies the path to happiness. Briary spice and plummy fruit build slowly and gently on the nose. The primary fruit aromatics are subtle with an underlay of whole bunch complexity adding perfume and intrigue. The entry shows plush but refined fruit, gently wrapped in a cloak of spicy whole bunch flavour. The tannin is silky and soft yet abundant with generous fruit richness driving the length of the wine. Subtext oak and acidity give this wine an air of effortlessness. Drinking well now and reaching a very happy place in 3 to 5 years." - PJ Charteris

96Points
The Australian

"Two vineyards, with clones 667 and Abel, fermented with 28% whole bunches, the remainder whole berry, matured in French oak (10% new). Vibrant, clear purple-crimson hue, the perfumed bouquet of red berries and violets so captivating I very nearly forgot to taste it (but was doubly happy when I did)." - James Halliday (2018 SIPNOT Challenge)

Additional Info

From The Producer

The ongoing search for new and exciting terrior continues and our Vin du Chais, as has become the case, is the beneficiary. Len Evans, while not giving any direct reference or high praise, I’m sure would approved of our evolution towards our own Village style Pinot Noir.

The 2016 vintage introduces 2 new vineyard sites for us with Pinot Noir grapes from Archangel at Queensberry (halfway between Cromwell and Wanaka) and Doctors Flat in Bannockburn (more about this block later). Both blocks are over 10 years old and well established.
The Archangel fruit has found a happy bedfellow in our 2016 Central Otago with fruit from the Hawkesbury Vineyard.

Having worked with Hawkesbury for a number of years now, I am continually intrigued by the depth and complexity of character we achieve from what some in the past would have called marginal grape-growing sites. The Hawkesbury 667 Clone gives an openness and ethereal nature providing perfume and lift while the Archangel Abel clone delivers weight and abundance which builds the silky palate I like to see in this wine.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

PJ Charteris
PJ Charteris
Central Otago
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