2018 Charlotte Dalton Eliza Pinot Noir
|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||Whole bunch ferment, no punch downs, plunges, pump overs - just left to be. Pressed to new French oak to mellow through winter and bottled in October.|
|Awards||Winner of Hot 100 Wines, the 2018 Eliza Pinot Noir is South Australia’s most drinkable wine of 2018/19 according to the Hot 100 judges.|
The Hot 100 judges were blown away by Charlotte Dalton’s Eliza Pinot Noir saying, “this ethereal wine drinks beautifully now and will develop into something even more special after time in the bottle” and that the “winemaker’s soft touch helps the wine glide seamlessly across the palate, like an unseen hand taking you to the promised land of flavour”.
|Tasting Note||Mushroom - Forest Floor - Stewed Cherry|