2017 Love You, Love Me Semillon
|Region||Adelaide Hills, SA|
A labour of love, Charlotte Hardy makes wines because that is her passion she simply says ”I love wine.”
Having made wine all over the world for 15 years, she has been drinking wine all over the world for longer. Whether walking through the vineyards., or immersed in the journey of turning grapes into wine, she loves to watch the personalities develop in every single barrel and to observe the effect of the years passing on bottles of wine. Charlotte thinks wine can be felt, and get so much joy making the Charlotte Dalton wines that surely, you will feel joy when you drink them. Simply put, the Charlotte Dalton Wines are made to bring her joy, happiness and contentedness and to share and hopefully pass those feelings on through the wines.
“While Charlotte Dalton Wines may be in relative infancy, Hardy’s backstory speaks of broad experience and influence. While many younger generation winemakers in the Adelaide Hills seek out smashable, simple wine styles, Hardy is quietly crafting her carefully made, refined and finessed wines.” Mike Bennie, Gourmet Traveller Wine
|Wine||100% Semillon fermented in barrel with extended time on lees to build flavour and texture. |
The 2017 Charlotte Dalton Love You Love Me Semillon shows unusual concentration for the variety, offering lemon balm, lemon blossom and faint cashew nut aromas with flavours similar and vivid. The palate has a light oiliness, often not seen in semillon, though the finish is a burst of appealing, pulpy grapefruit zestiness. It feels like a wine best in its youth, though you'd wager that short-to-medium-term cellaring would pay dividends.
Source: Mike Bennie, Wines to Watch, Gourmet Traveller Wine (Aug/Sep 2018)
|Tasting Note||Tangy lemon - Nutty - Zesty|