Jim Chatto and his home vineyard down in the Deep South of Tasmania are killing it right now. The wines being grown on this vineyard are remarkable. A long and storied history looks likely; we’re getting in on the ground floor.
About the Wine
Jim Chatto is one of Australia's most highly regarded living winemakers. Some of his recent releases may well come to be seen as some of the best wines of his generation. His winemaking ethos is simple and site driven: the very model of modern Australian wine.
The Chatto wines are the culmination of Jim's long-term love affair with Tasmanian Pinot Noir. It took him six years to find the perfect site and the long search has definitely paid off.
The 2016 release of the Chatto Pinot Noir is gorgeous. Built around complex layers of reduction, power and fruit purity, Jim says the 2016 releases are his finest to date.
With 97 points from James Halliday, this release has been under high demand by collectors with an eye for quality. Only tiny amounts are available. Lovers of the finest Pinot Noir should not hesitate.
About Chatto Wines
Jim Chatto is revered as one of the finest winemakers currently working in Australia. His recent reinvigoration at Mount Pleasent in the Hunter Valley has received phenomenal critical acclaim, as has his personal Tasmanian project, Chatto wines.
After purchasing a plot of land on the Apple Isle that Jim describes as “right on the edge of viticultural possibility”, planting began in 2007. In only a short amount of time, this site has produced some extraordinary Pinot Noir and looks set to become one of Tasmania's most prized viticultural assets.