For Charteris we have had a great 12 months for our current release wines starting with the 2015 Tahi Pinot Noir getting a call up to the keynote tasting at the 2018 Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration. The wine was
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My top wine turned out to be the cheapest in the lineup, the Charteris Central Otago ($43) pinot noir made by PJ Charteris, who was winemaker at Brokenwood for 12 years.
As a Kiwi living in what could be described as a self-imposed foreign exile, it has been both a honour and a privilege to be asked to contribute to the judging team at New Zealand’s national wine show over the
Well that was a change of environment. Leaving Sydney on a balmy summers morning and arriving in Queenstown to snowploughs on the tarmac at Queenstown airport was a shock to the system to say the least. Slightly under equipped for
A few years back a winemaking mate of mine, after a couple of glasses and too much talk of Hipster Wine, hypothesised that “this winemaking thing is a young person’s game!” While that comment was meant to be provocative, it
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Sitting in front of the log burner with a glass of Pinot reflecting on the Routeburn tramp and the subsequent pain I still feel in my knees from the 3 day hike, the question to answer is
As each vintage passes this vineyard gives me the opportunity to refine my idea of elegance and finesse. This wine shows an initial bouquet of vibrant red currant and rose petal aromatics, which give way to some brooding spice and