Charlotte Dalton Beyond the Horizon Shiraz
Current Vintage: 2016
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.
The Adelaide Hills are certainly alive - perhaps not with the sound of music - but rather, vast quantities of unique wines that circulate through the region's pristine body. This region is still a new kid on the Australian wine block - but is producing finessed cool climate classics such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Hipster’s will be happy in the Adelaide Hills too, with the region being home to a plethora of alternative varietals such as Blaufrankisch and Gruner Veltliner.
The Hills are chock full of cellar doors serving up the best of the region's food and wine output. The cooler climate that comes with altitude serves as an important point of difference from the warmer regions in Adelaide - tarty and acidic wines dominate over the more ripe fruit that can be found elsewhere in the State of Adelaide.
"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