Charlotte Dalton, "What A Ride", Red
Staff Pick
Organic

Charlotte Dalton, "What A Ride", Red - 2022

Item # 46357 750mL

Named for the emotional rollercoaster of the last few years, this is a wine meant to bring joy. Charlotte Hardy makes wine to be enjoyed with friends. Fresh, medium-bodied, with savory dark fruits, this is a fantastic wine for an informal dinner party or charcuterie board.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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Staff Pick Notes

As we move into warmer weather from dreary overcast winter days, I have one thing on my mind: BBQ season. I want to go outside, make fatty meats, and drink great no frills wines. This wine will fit that bill to a T. A medium-bodied blend of Shiraz and Carignan, this is not what I tend to think of with Auzzie Shiraz. Instead of crazy amounts of overpowered oak with extremely high ABV, this is much more restrained. Bright, lively acidity keeps this wine from weighing down your palate alongside amazing baking spice notes that will work great with heavily seasoned foods. In terms of fruit, we are working with a little bit of raspberries and some dark cherries. This wine will absolutely please your next crowd!

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Glossary

Shiraz

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it will produce. Typically, New World Shiraz yields bigger, fruitier wines than the the peppery Syrahs...

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Carignan

Grown all over Europe and the Americas, Carignan (a.k.a. Carignane, Carignano, and Cariñena) is seldom seen as a 100% varietal wine. Many appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon must include a certain percentage of Carignan, but it is rarely the dominant grape in these blends. For years, this naturally high-yielding grape suffered from overproduction, but New World winemakers have lately taken up the Carignan cause and produced some distinctive and delicious examples. Now that it is subject to...

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Australia

Australian Shiraz (made from the grape called “Syrah” in other parts of the world) shows the essence of the outback: it’s big, bold, and a little rough around the edges. The vast country leaves lots of room for variation, however, with its many terroirs each yielding distinctively styled wines. The climate of South Australia’s McLaren Vale district is heavily influenced by the ocean; wines here typically show savory notes of olive and spice on the nose and deep berry flavors on the palate....

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South Australia

South Australia is home to nearly half the country's wine production as well as the center of premium Shiraz production. It contains the Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, and Coonawarra regions.

Adelaide Hills

One of Australia's premier cool climate wine regions, the Adelaide Hills region is made up of a collection of sub-regions that roughly sit between the Barossa Valley in the north and McLaren Vale in the south. The high altitude and steep topography of the region exert cooling and humidifying effects, which, along with the highest rainfall in South Australia, contribute to a climate very conducive to leaner, more mineral-driven styles of wine.


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