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2016 Hoddles Creek Road Block Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

New single block Chardonnay bottling from the great Hoddles Creek Estate vineyard. Tiny amounts made.

$60.00

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First sip and I thought: wow this’s good.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The 'Road Block' is the newest Chardonnay addition to the Hoddles Creek Estate stable. A single block wine from the steep East-facing portion of the family vineyard.

Their prowess with the variety is well known, rarely does Franco D'Anna miss with this variety. When he says this deserved its own bottling, you bet your boots there is a reason for it. 

It's a smashing example of Upper Yarra Chardonnay. As Campbell Mattinson described it, "It’s a taut, complex style, wiry and long..." 

The kind of wine that will reward the patient. Another top release from Franco & co.

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!

Franco D
Franco D'Anna in his vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"It’s a taut, complex style, wiry and long, with white peach, lactose, chalk and oak-spice characters shooting through the palate. It’s lean but just-rich enough, feels brilliantly pure, and has a captivating line of juicy acidity running from start to finish. First sip and I thought: wow this’s good. It’s a wine of cool light. Be fascinating to see how this develops." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Franco thieving his wine in barrel
Franco thieving his wine in barrel
Yarra Valley, VIC
Delivery Information

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This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.