2009 Charteris Winter Vineyard Pinot Noir
James Halliday, 2012 Australian Wine Companion
Owners PJ Charteris and partner Christina Pattison met at Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley in 1999. PJ was, and continues to be, the chief executive winemaker at Brokenwood, and Christina was the marketing manager. Together they have over three decades of winemaking and wine marketing experience. For NZ born PJ, finding the top pinot noir site in Central Otago was a spiritual homecoming. They also have a vineyard with the gold-plated address of Felton Road, Bannockburn, planted clones 115, 777 and Abel. They sell half the grapes and vinify the other half for the Charteris label. Presently, this is the mouse that roared, but who knows what the future will hold.
THE WINTER VINEYARD, Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009
Deeper, more purple hue than the 2008; a complex bouquet and palate with deep plum and forest aromas and flavours running parallel; excellent balance and thrust, oak played to perfection.
Screwcap. 14% alcohol
RATING: 94 POINTS
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