1. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  2. User Review Profile ImageRyan from ACT bought some SANTA & D’SAS NV Prosecco
  3. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  4. User Review Profile ImageStacy from VIC bought some Printhie MCC Chardonnay 2017
  5. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  6. User Review Profile ImageSteve from SA bought some Eden Hall Block 3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  7. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  8. User Review Profile ImageMammie from NSW bought some Airlie Bank by Punt Road Pinot Noir 2017
  9. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  10. User Review Profile ImageZoe from VIC bought some Eden Hall Block 4 Shiraz 2015
  11. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  12. User Review Profile ImageJohnie from NSW bought some Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz 2012
  13. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  14. User Review Profile ImageBrioney from QLD bought some JJ Hahn Stelzer Road Merlot 2017
  15. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  16. User Review Profile ImageAmalia from ACT bought some Mastroberardino Greco di Tufo DOCG 2017
  17. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  18. User Review Profile ImageMammie from WA bought some Kingston Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  19. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  20. User Review Profile ImageClarinda from VIC bought some Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir 2015
  21. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  22. User Review Profile ImagePeter from NSW bought some Toolangi Chardonnay 2018
  23. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  24. User Review Profile ImageJessica from ACT bought some Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
  25. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  26. User Review Profile ImageSharolyn from TAS bought some Casella Limited Release Shiraz 2012
  27. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  28. User Review Profile ImageKen from TAS bought some Alan McCorkindale Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  29. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  30. User Review Profile ImageStacy from TAS bought some Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
  31. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  32. User Review Profile ImageAndy from NSW bought some Punt Road Pinot Noir 2017
  33. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  34. User Review Profile ImageStacy from VIC bought some Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
  35. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  36. User Review Profile ImageFiona from VIC bought some Longview Vineyard Queenie Pinot Grigio 2018
  37. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  38. User Review Profile ImageClyde from NSW bought some Battle of Bosworth Shiraz 2016
  39. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  40. User Review Profile ImageSharolyn from SA bought some Ingram Road Chardonnay 2018
  41. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  42. User Review Profile ImageKelly from NSW bought some Montevecchio Rosso 2017
  43. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  44. User Review Profile ImageLucas from QLD bought some Paxton Jones Block Shiraz 2016
  45. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  46. User Review Profile ImageZoe from WA bought some Mr Mick Riesling 2018
  47. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  48. User Review Profile ImageJohnie from VIC bought some Longview Vineyards W. Wagtail Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2016
  49. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA, QLD & TAS
  50. User Review Profile ImageZoe from SA bought some Punt Road Shiraz 2017

Charteris Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

$39.00 ea

AVAILABLE

(Only available for purchase in groups of 12)

Charteris Central Otago Pinot Noir somewhere between primary fruit and complexity lies the path to happiness. Briary spice and plummy fruit build slowly and gently on the nose.

  • Vintage 2016
  • Region Central Otago NZ
  • Producer Charteris
  • Variety Pinot Noir
  • Bottle Vol 750mL
  • Vegan Yes
  • Organic Yes
  • Biodynamic Yes

Best matched with the following food groups

The ongoing search for new and exciting terrior continues and our Vin du Chais, as has become the case, is the beneficiary. Len Evans, while not giving any direct reference or high praise, I’m sure would approved of our evolution towards our own Village style Pinot Noir.

The 2016 vintage introduces 2 new vineyard sites for us with Pinot Noir grapes from Archangel at Queensberry (halfway between Cromwell and Wanaka) and Doctors Flat in Bannockburn (more about this block later). Both blocks are over 10 years old and well established.

The Archangel fruit has found a happy bedfellow in our 2016 Central Otago with fruit from the Hawkesbury Vineyard. Having worked with Hawkesbury for a number of years now, I am continually intrigued by the depth and complexity of character we achieve from what some in the past would have called marginal grape-growing sites. The Hawkesbury 667 Clone gives an openness and ethereal nature providing perfume and lift while the Archangel Abel clone delivers weight and abundance which builds the silky palate I like to see in this wine.

Tasting Notes:
Somewhere between primary fruit and complexity lies the path to happiness.

Briary spice and plummy fruit build slowly and gently on the nose. The primary fruit aromatics are subtle with an underlay of whole bunch complexity adding perfume and intrigue.

The entry shows plush but refined fruit, gently wrapped in a cloak of spicy whole bunch flavour. The tannin is silky and soft yet abundant with generous fruit richness driving the length of the wine. Subtext oak and acidity give this
wine an air of effortlessness.

Drinking well now and reaching a very happy place in 3 to 5 years.

Cellaring:
Winter 2015 took a while to arrive but when it did there was plenty of precipitation and white stuff on the ground. At about 9am on the 18th June while blending our 2014 Pinots I found myself reaching for an extra layer of clothing while inside with the fire blazing. On further inspection out the window the 10cm of snow on the ground was perhaps the reason.

Good soil moisture and a warm, windy spring made for an early budburst with good growth. Warm days and cool nights from November 15 through to January 16 ensured growth stayed in check with dry weather throughout. February settled in to classic warm and calm conditions setting up day after day of glassy waterskiing conditions on Lake Dunstan.

The cold nights returned in March and combined with warm days harvest was earlier that the previous few.
There was a brief interlude of stormy weather in March around Queenstown with the arrival of Pete Cullen from the Bonnells Bay Hotel on the NSW Central Coast and some of his golfing friends. Plenty of hot air seemed to create a fair bit of wind resulting in foggy conditions the following morning. Things cleared however with the departure of Qantas flight 122 and conditions returned to normal.

Overall a dry and warm season with a significantly warmer than usual February, Growing Degree Days were up 20%.
While bunch numbers and berry weights were down, Bunch weights were up due to higher berry numbers than normal. That translates to lots of small berries which is good for flavour.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Join the Winestreet newsletter and receive exclusive deals, news and 5% off your first order.

Sign up today