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Charteris Astral Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

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The Charteris Astral Vineyard Chardonnay is a wine of paradox, tight but abundant, fruit focused yet loaded with complexity, It tastes a little different every time you open a bottle.

  • Vintage 2014
  • Region Central Otago NZ
  • Producer Charteris
  • Variety Chardonnay
  • Bottle Vol 750mL
  • Vegan Yes
  • Organic Yes
  • Biodynamic Yes

Best matched with the following food groups

Off the back of what some people in New Zealand are describing as the greatest vintage ever in 2013, with record high temperatures and no rain to speak of, there has been an air of expectation for the 2014 harvest. Primarily one of will it be anywhere near as good! The wise heads of grape growing will tell you that with a few exceptions there are no bad vintages and that each vintage is just different from those before. Well, 2013 and 2014 are a case in point.

2013 Charteris The Astral Vineyard Chardonnay – James Halliday, The Australian Magazine Jan 2016
“Matured in two French puncheons (one new) and three French barriques. It has a complex, faintly funky bouquet ex 100% malolactic fermentation (essential to reduce acidity) and repeated less stirring. Despite this, it is remarkably fine and tight, possibly protected with all movements in the cellar by gravity. These are high spirited wines, and need a gentle hand to calm them”.
95 POINTS – The Australian – By James Halliday

This wine has a complex, faintly funky bouquet from the malolactic fermentation (essential to reduce acidity) and repeated lees stirring. Despite this, it is remarkably fine, possibly protected with all movements in the cellar by gravity. These are high- spirited wines, and need a gentle hand to calm them.
95 POINTS

A relatively warm 2013 winter with good rain in June/July ensured moderately comfortable pruning conditions. The frosts of mid winter were not as severe and the cloud inversion that can sit over the vineyards of Bannockburn had generally lifted by midday instead of the usual 3pm. I even found myself in a tee shirt for a few hours in the early afternoon. The mild winter and good soil moisture set up an early budburst and a great start to the growing season with the only hiccup being a few nervous nights where the mercury dropped below zero in late October. Calm and dry conditions prevailed through November and December with a timely 30mm of rain in early January relieving any stress in the vineyard. From that time on apart from a cold 24 hours around the 18th of January and a heat spike in early February things remained dry and mild. Sugars accumulated slowly with good acid retention and plenty of flavour in the fruit. After the richness and riper punch of 2013, 2014 has delivered finer structure and finesse with natural balance. I think this vintage will show very good longevity, only time in the cellar will tell.

Tasting Notes:
This is a wine of paradox, tight but abundant, fruit focused yet loaded with complexity. It tastes a little different every time I open a bottle.
Opens with gentle lime, flint, Brioche, subtle hazelnut and vanilla custard aromas.

Subtle grapefruit and mandarin blossom with flint and quartzy mineral adds deminsion. There are also hints of sherbert and bread yeast, airy cordite and a fume of far off manuka smoke from a BBQ fire by the lake on a warm afternoon. The slightest note of mango fruit, from the Mendoza clone I suspect. Its evocative stuff, smells of wet river rocks when you sit down to tie on a new fly by the edge of the Clutha River. Not sure if that is the smell of the water or the minerals it carries that have been laid down over the millenia in the soil that supports these vines.

The palate entry is light and airy then an abundance of volume with bright acidity. The wine never finished malo and initially I struggled to reconcile the power of the acid. As a result we have held onto it in the cellar for a bit longer before release and now I’m happy with where it sits. The acidity has bedded into the structure of the wine and the result is density with mineral line and length. The lime, vanilla and brioche carry over from the nose to the palate with some green mango and Lime juice, think Thai Green Mango Salad. There is a salty edge with mineral crunch on the finish. I think I’m hungry.

Where this wine goes with time in the cellar I’m not sure, but its drinking pretty wellright now. You could drink this happily with just about anything, within reason. But, Hot Smoked Trout Kedgeree or Nicoise Salad would work quite well.

 

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