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2016 Hoddles Creek Syberia Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

A sensational chardonnay from Hoddles Creek Estate. - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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A sensational chardonnay from Hoddles Creek Estate.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine front)

About The Wine

Syberia is the nickname the D'Anna family has given to the highest and steepest block of Chardonnay on the Hoddles Creek Estate vineyard.

The wine it produces each year is markedly different to the rest of the Hoddles Creek Chardonnays. Syberia is leaner, more focused and perhaps a more precise 'Chablis-eque' style of wine.

It is compact yet powerful, hence Franco allowing it extra time in bottle prior to release. The 2016 is a sensational vintage of this wine. A wine which will take the next decade easily in stride. 

Campbell Mattinson summed it up beautifully in his blistering 96 point review, "This is a quite profound chardonnay: flavoursome, structured, textural and long... Cracking. Just cracking."

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!

Winemaker Franco D
Winemaker Franco D'Anna
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Located on our steepest, highest block at Hoddles Creek. Syberia is always quite different to the standard Hoddles Creek Chardonnay. The row orientation is East-West so it doesn't see a lot of direct sunlight on bunches. The wine is whole bunch pressed straight to cask, no fining and zero filtration. From the day the vines were planted, Syberia has always been a special block. We choose only the best barrels for to make this cuvee.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Franco tasting from barrel
Franco tasting from barrel
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"A sensational chardonnay from Hoddles Creek Estate.You look at the alcohol and wonder what kind of power it’s going to have and then wham, that’s the end of that thought. This is a quite profound chardonnay: flavoursome, structured, textural and long. It’s a No Hesitation wine. White peach, grapefruit, spices and rocks. It rolls beautifully through the mouth. Cracking. Just cracking." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A dramatically new take with a Spartan black label in full-on minimalist mode that provides only the minimum information required by law, and its price is almost 50% more than the previous top 1er Chardonnay. What is not different is the impeccable handling of fruit and oak to produce a wine of exceptional quality, white peach, melon and a dash of grapefruit."  - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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