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2018 Charlotte Dalton Grace Chardonnay

Adelaide Hills, SA

A delicious Adelaide Hills Chardonnay made as an ode to Charlotte's daughter, Grace.

$35.00

About

About The Wine

Charlotte Hardy is widening her range from her small, homely winery in the beautiful Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills.

The latest addition to her boutique label comes in the form of a Chardonnay named for her baby daughter, Ada Pixie Grace. This is Chardonnay from a single vineyard, whole-bunch pressed and sent to new French oak for fermentation.

The wine spends only a short time in oak, a kiss of the sweetness and spice of new wood without it overpowering the fruit.

It's elegant and gentle Chardonnay with a graceful disposition.

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

Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. i10v1 and Bernard 95.

Hand picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented in 100% new French oak. Graceful. Delicious. Grace is elegant and beautiful, gentle and mesmerising. She has a kind and gentle soul. She knows only love and bares no grudges.

For my baby daughter Ada Pixie Grace.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed direct to French oak (50% new), sporadic lees stirring as needed over 7 months. A touch short/sweet on the finish." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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