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2017 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Cool, measured release of this perennial bargain. Yarra Valley Chardonnay 101.

$24.00$22.00

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About

About The Wine

For Yarra Valley Chardonnay fans, there's no better time of year than the release of the Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay.

There have been reams of praise written about this producer with regard to their unbelievable value. Campbell Mattinson once claiming, "It's wines like this that made me want to get into the wine game in the first place."

The 2017 looks in very good form: tightly wound and beautifully poised.

Here, the balance and intensity of fruit, the craftsmanship of the winemaking, all remarkable. The wines are never available for long enough, unfortunately, so get in while the getting is good.

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
Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"White peach, custard powder, more spritely stuff like lemon zest and green olive, perhaps a touch of spice. Light and fresh, some lactic/cheese flavour and stalks, with fine acidity and chalk dust texture, and a savoury finish of good length. It’s a good release, though perhaps a bit different in style this vintage." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Citrus and stonefruit on the nose, this wine has a rounded palate with good length and acidity; a light touch of new oak adds complexity.

 All fruit is hand-picked in the morning and immediately de-stemmed and lightly crushed into the press. No enzymes are used; instead the juice is allowed to settle naturally. In 2017, there were approximately fifteen different ferments, these were allowed to start naturally on full solids. After a select period of time, some of the juice was inoculated with cultured yeast then transferred to wood for fermentation. The wine is then left on lees for approximately 11 months. Just before bottling all clones are blended, cold stabilized, fined and filtered.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

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