Charlotte Dalton Eliza Pinot Noir 12pk 2017 - Vigorous Bros
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.
"Charlotte Hardy, wandering winemaker person, who has now set roots down in ‘that hot spot’ of Basket Range, Adelaide Hills. Gently, gently from paddock to bottle. Get in early on this gear; already getting pretty decent airplay in a variety of hot joints around the country." Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.
"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
Charlotte Dalton Eliza Pinot Noir 2017
A bit of lift here, red fruits, Ovaltine, pepper and spice, some vanilla and rose. Lighter style, fresh strawberry dusted with pepper, gentle tannin, attractive freshness, a lot of character, almost minerally to close, with a dried herb finish of solid length and peppery tannin. Great to drink. Charming.
Rating: 93 Points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front