Hoddles Creek Pinot Noir 2017 (Yarra Valley)
Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2017 has aromas of red berries and dark cherry which dominate the nose, firm mid palate tannins lead to pleasing acidity on the back.
"It’s not often I think the Pinot Noir is ‘better’ than the Chardonnay of the same vintage, but in 2017, I suspect this may be the case.
Fine, fragrant and deft Pinot Noir here, and all for just a tick over a lobster. Raspberry, cherry, a subtle earth and pencil thing, spice and vanilla. Medium-bodied, beautiful weight and precision, the delivery of flavour comes with a quiet confidence, fine graphite tannin, clear acidity, and satisfying length. Complete and sophisticated, yet still so young. Go on."
94 Points - Gary Walsh - The Wine Front, May 2018, Drink : 2019 - 2030+
SOLD OUT - Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2018 vintage is now available here.
All our wines, which are single vineyard, estate grown, are made in our 300 tonne winery, constructed for the 2003 vintage. The split-level winery has a barrel store located three meters underground.
All fruit is hand-picked in the morning and immediately de-stemmed with no crushing. In tank the fruit will have a small addition of sulphur. Some batches were left to cold soak for approximately 4-5 days, whilst others started fermentation immediately.
Natural and cultured yeasts were used on different ferments. Pigage and delastage were used for cap management. Some ferments will undergo post maceration, depending on the tannin structure and the style of the wine.
On completion of fermentation the wine was gently pressed and transferred to 30% new, 30% one year old and the balance in two and three year old oak, After 11 months of barrel maturation, the wine was assembled and bottled without filtration or fining. Winery Notes
|Brand||Hoddles Creek Estate Wines Yarra Valley|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$27.99|