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2018 Charteris VanderMark Chardonnay

2018 Charteris VanderMark Chardonnay

93 Points Richard Caro
2018 Charteris VanderMark Chardonnay
93 Points Richard Caro

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A sophisticated Chardonnay from a new and high-quality producer our of Central Otago. The Vandermark vineyard is located high on the slopes of Bendigo, where carefully tended vines produce a refined and elegant Chardonnay even in the hotter vintages. Managed with maximum quality and minimum intervention, the Charteris is a classy new label on the scene.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

"Owners Peter James (PJ) Charteris and partner Christina Pattison met at Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley in 1999. PJ was the chief executive winemaker at Brokenwood, and Christina was the marketing manager. Together they have over four decades of winemaking and wine marketing experience. In 2008 they launched their boutique brand For NZ-born PJ, finding a top Pinot Noir site in Central Otago New Zealand was a spiritual homecoming. They also have a vineyard with the gold-plated address of Felton Road, Bannockburn, planted to clones 115 777 and Abel. Currently the mouse (small production) that roared but who knows what the future holds!" James Halliday

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2018 vintage

"A lot like the 2018 summer this wine is straight out of the blocks, abundant and lifted with ripe stone fruit and layers of complexity. My first thoughts go to the Golden Weather of childhood summer. Juicy ripe peaches and nectarines straight from the tree and the faint hint of orchard dust on a warm afternoon while throwing said fruit at my brother instead of putting it in the picking bucket. Heady,Buried deep behind all of this is a very delicate floral Muscat note which is from the 809 clone.There is a glide to the entry, but some real texture through the mid to finish which keeps the wine structured and persistent. The exit is textured and perhaps even a little staunch at the moment, but that gives presence and power, like Meursault. The acidity is completely woven into the core of the wine giving a subtle resonance."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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