2018 Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Top-flight Yarra Valley Chardonnay from the D'Anna family. Limited stocks available from the 2018 vintage. Act quick!

$50.00

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The 2018 vintage in the Yarra Valley will go down as one of the classics.

Franco D'Anna, winemaker

About The Wine

The Hoddles Creek 1er Chardonnay is a wine of exceptional class and intensity.

Made exclusively from fruit grown on the Hoddles Creek estate, this is one of the Yarra Valley's benchmark Chardonnays. The fruit that winemaker Franco D'Anna has to work with is as good as any in the Yarra Valley.

Immensely cellar-worthy and tightly wound, the 1er Chardonnay is only ever released in the best vintages. The 2018 season has revealed a wine that is a touch more open and approachable than usual, which as Gary Walsh observed, is no bad thing.

This is premium Chardonnay done the Yarra Valley way. Buy with supreme confidence.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

The 2018 vintage was warmer than usual, more along the lines of 2010 and 2013 for the Chardonnay. In the warmer years, the Upper Yarra handles the warmth really well. For the 2018, we have used a higher portion of new oak (still only 35%) and balance in second and third fill. The wine was aged in cask for 12 months, then spends 6 months in tank over winter to settle. Racked clean, then bottled without filtration, fining or stabilisation. The 2018 vintage in the Yarra Valley will go down as one of the classics. A long season, with enough rainfall to support growth without the need for irrigation.

This Chardonnay is sourced from our Top Paddock vineyard and is made only in the years deemed suitable for this label. The 2018 vintage was warmer than usual, more along the lines of 2010 and 2013 for the Chardonnay. In the warmer years, the Upper Yarra handles the warmth really well. For the 2018, we have used a higher portion of new oak (still only 35%) and balance in second and third fill. The wine was aged in cask for 12 months, then spends 6 months in tank over winter to settle. Racked clean, then bottled without filtration, fining or stabilisation.

This wine shows classic Upper Yarra Valley characters, some melon, struck match with a great finish. The only addition this wine sees is a small amount of sulphur at bottling. A wine to drink now or to cellar with confidence.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"There’s a little struck match and perhaps more spicy cedar oak this vintage, though it’s by no means excessive. Grapefruit and ripe lemon, but also nudging into some tropical fruit flavour too. There’s a fine powdery texture, intensity of acidity, some aniseed perfume, along with wheatgerm and ginger trailing on a juicy and tight finish. It’s a flavoursome iteration of this wonderful wine, and likely ready to drink earlier than some; no bad thing." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Quality Australian Chardonnay

Great Chardonnay that drinks well with good cellaring potential.

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Excellent example of a midrange Yarra Chardonnay. Ticks the boxes in all the right categories; citrus, butter, and oak.

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