About The Wine
PJ Charteris' love for Riesling stretches back to his time with Tim Knappstein in the early 1990s.
He's found a gem in The Hunt Vineyard. The fruit that comes of this block is ridiculously intense. Picking dates and how much residual sugar to maintain in the wine are critical to finding balance with the finish wine.
Every year PJ plays with this fruit, the balance is more finessed.
With a searing intensity yet a juiciness that keeps you coming back to the glass, this is a cracking Riesling that you can enjoy just as much now as in 15 years time.
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.