Charteris
Pinot Noir 2019
Central Otago, New Zealand

$45.00

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Style: Red: Purity, Structure and Solid Concentration.

Producer: Charteris

Region: Central Otago, New Zealand

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 13.9%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Apart from the outright beauty and raw wildness of Central Otago it is a region of great diversity. In both a climatic and cultural sense this part of New Zealand is full of paradox. Hot and cold, in a relative way, wet and dry in the same. It’s cultural history is based on survival under extreme conditions and now the vinous landscape offers an incite into it’s subtlety and finesse.

Very classy wine here. Bright red and black fruits flow effortlessly from the glass. Fine spice and a herbal edge are threaded thorughout. The palate has a silky fruit profile, but with beautiful fine tannin holding all in place. The key to great Pinot is the managment of tannin, fruit, oak and acidity and here we see it done masterfully.

Sebastian Crowther MS

4 in stock

Producer Profile

Pinot Noir (pee-no nwär), in the eyes of many wine lovers, the world over, is THE grape. A variety capable of evoking plentiful emotion, casting spells on the drinker, which keeps them searching for that same experience time after time. Being a thin-skinned variety means that it needs the perfect climate, cool with a long growing season are important, but vintage conditions in these often-marginal climates can throw great variation in wine style and quality.

PJ Charteris is an experienced winemaker and one of the country’s top Wine Show Judges, currently sitting as the Chairman of Judges for the Royal Sydney Wine Show. 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 stayed for twelve years.

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Review

Style: Red: Purity, Structure and Solid Concentration.

Producer: Charteris

Region: Central Otago, New Zealand

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old oak

Alcohol: 13.9%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Apart from the outright beauty and raw wildness of Central Otago it is a region of great diversity. In both a climatic and cultural sense this part of New Zealand is full of paradox. Hot and cold, in a relative way, wet and dry in the same. It’s cultural history is based on survival under extreme conditions and now the vinous landscape offers an incite into it’s subtlety and finesse.

Very classy wine here. Bright red and black fruits flow effortlessly from the glass. Fine spice and a herbal edge are threaded thorughout. The palate has a silky fruit profile, but with beautiful fine tannin holding all in place. The key to great Pinot is the managment of tannin, fruit, oak and acidity and here we see it done masterfully.

Sebastian Crowther MS