Hoddles Creek 1er Pinot Noir 2019 (Yarra Valley)
The 2019 Hoddles Creek 1ER Pinot Noir will go down as one of the classics, with lots of perfume and structure. This will age gracefully for 10 years plus. The 1ER Pinot Noir always comes from a block on our Top Paddock vineyard called 'SRM'. This block faces West but runs down to the South. This is the only block which sees the inclusion of around 20-25% whole bunches in the ferment. I'm not looking for whole bunches characters in the wine but more what it does to the tannins. Normally it should make the wines finer and the tannins more pure.
This wine spent the majority of its life in Foudre, then around December it was transferred to seasoned casks until March. We do this to open the wine up as being in large format oak the wines can close down for a long period of time. Around April, this wine was then transferred to tank to spend another winter ion the cellar. The wine is then bottled without filtration or fining.
In the winery, this has the same treatment as the Estate Pinot Noir except for the inclusion of twenty to twenty five percent whole bunches. This makes the tannins a little more finer and gives structure to the wine for further aging. The wine spends eighteen months in cask. The wine is not filtered, not fined, or stabilized before bottling. Winery Notes
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