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2019 Charteris Central Otago Pinot Noir

Bannockburn, Central Otago

Super value Central Otago Pinot Noir from PJ Charteris. Great buying for drinking now or cellaring over the medium term.

$40.00

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About The Wine

This, PJ's 'village' Pinot Noir, comes from a vineyard high up on Felton Road in Central Otago.

The aim here is to craft something that is complex yet approachable in its youth.

PJ includes a little whole bunch which gives a gentle smokiness to what is lovely ripe and open fruit. It's a much more subtle and restrained style of Otago Pinot Noir and one that's immediately approachable.

Still, it shows plenty of power, plenty of fruit. It's 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.

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Bannockburn, Central Otago
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From The Producer

With some recent serious changes to the way we operate as a collective species, the human race, and I say this with a degree of cautious optimism, seems to have for a fleeing moment, agreed that climate change it not just a myth but something we need to be thinking about. Governments and Global corporations are at least talking about how we get this craziness sorted by 2050. We, the growers of things, have been living with this minefield for some time now. The variations in vintage conditions throwing new challenges at vignerons seemingly every season. Its like walking through the house at night when the kids have left their Lego spread everywhere. You know there is pain in the darkness, just not when and how severe it will be. If the tender slip of skin on the arch of your foot finds an irregular cluster of 3 blocks in such a way that you lose your balance and end up on your face the damage could be irreparable. The only way to solve this issue is to have the kinder pick up all their Lego, something that could take years of negotiation, requires some personal sacrifice and could result in a war. My interim solution is a trusty and well-loved pair of Birkenstock House boots.

While the last 4 vintages in Central Otago have thrown up nothing but piles of angular Lego clusters of different shapes and sizes, I feel like the Hawkesbury Vineyard has been our faithful pair of Birkenstocks. Gliding through the vicissitudes of vintage variation with a unique blend of style and comfortable texture that leaves a warm glow and a smile on your face, even in the Dark.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

PJ Charteris
PJ Charteris
Central Otago
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After the total exuberance of the uber-ripe and generously proportioned 2018 vintage we return to focused, concentrated, refinement with our 2019 Central Otago Pinot Noir. A challenging vintage which shows how detail and depth can run side by side with great clarity. From the moment this wine hits the glass it has an air of grace and presence, dark cherries and Mister Lincoln Rose aromatics with subtle spice and a detailed mineral note, incredibly vibrant and dense but perfumed at the same time. The entry is all cherries, I can’t make up my mind as with which variety but, I want to say it’s a cross between Bing and Morello. Lots of very fine textured tannin too adding structure and substance to the mid palate. There is liquorice spice and the lightest hint of graphite giving complexity. Most importantly though, it has the elegance and refinement we have come expect from our wines.

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bought after being impressed by Akitu A1 2017 but this is a shadow albeit a decent wine at the price I was hoping for more.

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