She is elegant and beautiful, gentle and mesmerising. She knows only love and bears no grudges. She is also super delicious being a riper expression of the Grace and the perfect follow-on from the 2020 release. Grapes harvested and pressed directly to oak, 30% new French. Wild ferment. The wine stayed in these barrels on full lees until bottling in mid-September. I stirred post-harvest fortnightly for two months. The wine has undergone full malolactic fermentation. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Deanery Vineyard, Balhannah– Adelaide Hills.
Charlotte Hardy is a global winemaker, resident of the ‘Hitsville’ of South Australian wine regions, Basket Range, and owner of a black Labrador puppy called Keith. For Charlotte, each wine takes on a persona, beginning – as you might expect – in the vineyard, but then revealing its true identity along the winemaking journey. It’s all softly, softly here. No additions (apart from a touch of sulphur in some but not all wines) and no pushing the wines in a direction they don’t want to go. And the wines are amazing. Charlotte coaxes the beauties out of their little vinous shells and reveals some of the most heartfelt and delicious wines we’ve come across.