Central Otago - New Zealand
Apart from the outright beauty and raw wildness of Central Otago, it is a region of great diversity. In both a climatic and cutural 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 it's vinous landscape offers an insight into it's subtlety and finesse. From a grapegrowing and winemaking perspective it is small, 2000 hectares of planted land as of 2021, yet vast, covering sub-regions from Wanaka to Bannockburn, Bendigo to Gibbston, it is a veritable tapestry of grape growing microclimates.
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New Release Central Otago Pinot's
2022 CHARTERIS CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR & 2018 CHARTERIS HAWKESBURY VINEYARD PINOT NOIR, WANAKA
Morello cherries, raspberry, wild woody herbs, a hint of wood smoke, perfumed with a hint of ethereal lift which will continue to grow. Brown spice rack, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of anise and licorice. Some rose petal and floral dimension as well. The Hawkesbury Vineyard near Wanaka in Central Otago is on full display here with elegance and finesse at its heart, layers of complexity ensuring an exciting future in the cellar.
Lime, apple blossom and a hint of mandarin collide with wet river rocks and intense florals to create and festoon of aromatics. Citrus and apple granita flow through the palate on a slippery dip of blurred lines between sweetness and piquant acidity. The illusion of textured silk leaving a hint of lemonade ice blocks on the finish.
Fresh cut Doris plum and anise add to the classic regional dark cherry and liquorice drive we have come to expect from Central Otago. There is a spicy line of graphite and mineral like texture across the juicy and lifted flavour profile. Supple and silky tannins complete the package of glossy plushness.