Jim and his wife, Daisy Chatto, have now been making their delicious Pinot Noir from Tasmania for almost ten years. In this short amount of time, Chatto Wines has become a benchmark in Australian Pinot Noir. Producing elegant, perfumed and pure wines that convey an intense sense of place, Jim and Daisy have continued to fly the flag for Tasmania as an ultra high quality growing region.
The wines below are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order simply click on the links below or return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or call us on 03 9419 6990.
2020 Chatto Wines Intrigue Pinot Noir
Usually $85 - Special Offer $79
Intrigue! Named for a pretty successful yacht that was hidden away in a shed when the Isle Vineyard was not a vineyard. Anyway, this is a new name for the standard estate wine, made from all eight clones planted on the vineyard.
Ripe red fruits, blood plum, blonde tobacco, exotic spice, caraway seeds. A deep and rolling Pinot Noir with earthy flavours and spice, a sappy tamarillo tang, firm and sooty tannin, maybe emery board too, dried flower and cherry, distinct sort of ‘mineral’ feel, intense flavour, long and firm to close, almost heading into a Central Otago sort of thyme-laced and brooding intensity. Not shy, but very good.
Gary Walsh (Winefront)
2020 Chatto Wines Isle Vineyard Pinot Noir
Offer Price $120
A vineyard selection, made from clones 777, 667 and Abel. About 25% whole bunch. This wine, and the Intrigue, are allocated to people with standing orders. It’s a good situation to be in, and given the cost and labour involved in starting a small vineyard from scratch, a nice place to be. Apparently there’s 1% Gewurztraminer in the ferment here, which is planted somewhere in the vineyard. Clever.
All the dried roses and musky spice, dark cherry, blood plum, cloves and wild peaty perfume. It’s all slate and dark cherry, melting graphite tannin, a little orange peel and peaty flavour, concentrated, slick and savoury, bright and well-etched, the dried flower perfume and sooty flavours are compelling, and interesting. It’s a wine of gravitas and purpose, and the finish is very long, replete with pencilly flavour and fine grained tannin, perhaps some poached strawberry and more of that signature spice and dried herb perfume trailing. Needs a few years, but so emphatic and good. It’s quite the wine.
Gary Walsh (Winefront)
These wines are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order simply click on the links above or return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or call us on 03 9419 6990.
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