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2017 Charlotte Dalton Love Me Love You Shiraz

Adelaide Hills, SA

Sleek and elegant Shiraz from a serious Adelaide Hills talent.

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$42.00

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About
The excellent Charlotte Hardy forging ahead with another set of quality releases under her own steam.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Winemaker Charlotte Hardy has found a happy home in the Adelaide Hills. Her blossoming Charlotte Dalton wine label is producing hit after hit. One for the 'must-watch' list if you're into the Avant Gard of SA wine.

Here, Charlotte tackles Adelaide Hills Shiraz with a gentle touch. This was grown on the Murdoch Hill vineyard in Oakbank. It's a Shiraz set to make you blush.

Charlotte's hands-off approach yielding maximum deliciousness in the 2017 release. Dizzyingly perfumed, swift and fleet-of-foot through the mouth, this is what cooler climate Shiraz is all about.

About Charlotte Dalton

Charlotte (Dalton) Hardy has travelled the world on a wine odyssey only to find herself settled down in amongst the lush landscape of the Basket Range in the Adelaide Hills.

Classically trained but with an eye to a more hands-off approach, Charlotte is making only small batches of wine as she raises a family in the Hills.

She crafts her wines with an expert hand, bringing each to bottle with as little additions as possible. She loves Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Semillon - each variety sings in her hands.

The Charlotte Dalton wines are pure, effortless and have a distinct gentleness about them, just like their maker.

Winemaker Charlotte Hardy
Winemaker Charlotte Hardy
Basket Range, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Love me, love you Shiraz comes from the Adelaide Hills. 2017 was a vintage which started looking textbook. Wet weather through the later ripening period made it a nail biting time. These grapes were tended wonderfully and ripened absolutely beautifully despite the challenging conditions.

The Shiraz was harvested toward the end of April. The wine was fermented with indigenous yeast. 30% whole bunch, plunged just twice a day, pressed off after 16 days on skins and maturated in French oak barrels, of which 30% were new. The wine seemed happy to sit and hibernate through winter and into late spring. When I tasted the barrels in November they looked complete, happy and ready to move into their bottles.

I racked the barrels to tank in late November with no adds and bottled in Mid December with a touch of Sulphur. I don't filter the Shiraz so you may notice some special bits of love in the bottom of the bottle!

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.40%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"Herbal notes, mulberry sweet berry fruitiness, whiff of mescal, gum leaf. Palate is quite lean, silky textured, savoury as with dusty spice and ashy tannins, quite firm through its line, little trickles of mouthwatering red berries and herbs. Tightly wound, this feels bound for the cellar or a really good decant. Structure is everything. Nicely done, in its way." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"30% whole bunch, wild ferment, 30% new French oak. Jumps out of the glass with youthful exuberance before settling into the groove of spicy, delicious cool climate shiraz. Black cherry, raspberry, and red-fleshed plum provide the fruit-driven aspect, with some sappy whole-bunch elements in the mix. Fresh, juicy and buoyant, there's a lingering astringency of fine tannin and acid which gives it a bracing but well-balanced finish." - Steven Creber (Halliday Wine Companion)

98Points
2018 Adelaide Hills Wine Show

Three Trophies - Best Shiraz, Best Single Vineyard Wine, Best Wine of Show

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