BackBack

2017 Charlotte Dalton Love Me Love You Shiraz

Adelaide Hills, SA

Sleek and elegant Shiraz from a serious Adelaide Hills talent.

$42.00

DISPATCHED NEXT BUSINESS DAY
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.

Her wines are made naturally, without any additions where possible. They are pure and unique an have a certain gentleness about them, just their maker.

Winemaker Charlotte Hardy
Winemaker Charlotte Hardy
Photo Credit: Lauren Bezzina
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)

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 : 13.4%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

We ship primarily with Australia Post. Their fast, easy and reliable delivery is completely FREE for any orders of $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like.

The vast majority of orders are dispatched from our Sydney warehouse on the same or next business day. Estimated delivery time frames can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door.

Customer pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, except on Wednesdays when we are open until 7:30pm. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

Lastly, orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape. Moreover, our heat policy can be view here.

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..