2018 Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Only released in the vintages when Franco D'Anna deems the quality is outstanding, the Hoddles Creek 1er Pinot Noir is one of the best value benchmark wines in the Yarra Valley.

$50.00

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The 2018 1ER Pinot Noir will go down as one of the classics...

Franco D'Anna, winemaker

About The Wine

Now firmly ensconced as one of the Yarra Valley's most collectable Pinot Noirs, the 1er from Hoddles Creek never disappoints.

This immaculate vineyard in the Upper Yarra produces some of the region's finest fruit. Winemaker Franco D'Anna only releases it in the best vintages. With the 2018 release, he thinks he has made one of their best to date.

The 2018 is long and exceptionally well balanced. Lower yields and increased demand will mean that this will be only available for a limited time.

A wine of remarkable value and world class quality - if you're a lover of Pinot Noir then this is a must buy.  This is Australian Pinot Noir at its very best.

About Hoddles Creek Estate

Hoddles Creek lay a serious claim to being one of the best value producers in Australia.

Led by the extremely hardworking winemaking guru Franco D’Anna, the Hoddles team craft wonderful Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in particular that seriously overdeliver at all price-points.

The wines are all made from fruit grown on their family vineyard in the Upper Yarra Valley.

A must try for Yarra Valley fans and bargain hunters alike!

Hoddles Creek Estate main man, Franco D
Hoddles Creek Estate main man, Franco D'Anna
Yarra Valley, VIC
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From The Producer

The 2018 1ER Pinot Noir will go down as one of the classics, with lots of perfume and structure .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.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.20%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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94Points
The Wine Front

"Perfumed, slight mintiness over red berries and red cherry, mineral/earth stuff, spiced biscuit. Light to medium-bodied, well-defined, bright and fine, succulence of fruit but with restraint, super fine emery tannin, spiced fresh strawberry and earthy bunch in the aftertaste, which is pretty long. Understated, but confident." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

97Points
The Real Review

"Bright crimson colour with red edges - youthful. A beautiful, complex nose of oak and bunch spice - cool leanings - mixed berries and cinnamon. Dark cherries meld with a shitake mushroom and miso savouriness. Tannins are ripe and acidity is soft and supple. This is a beautiful wine. Highest quality oak is evident, finely-grained and framing the fruit just as it should. Still young with edges yet to soften. Benchmark." - Nick Butler (The Real Review)

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Beautiful, great young but can’t wait to come back to it down the track. Cherries, smoke. Complex.

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