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2018 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay

Hoddles Creek, Yarra Valley, VIC

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

$22.00

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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.

This is Estate grown fruit, barrel fermented and matured, release young and fresh and zippy. Year in, year out this is one of the best value wines in the country.

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!

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.

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 : 13.20%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Franco tasting from barrel
Franco tasting from barrel
Hoddles Creek Winery, Yarra Valley, VIC
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93Points
The Wine Front

"Juicy and peachy, spiced oatmeal, fennel and a little stuck match. It’s flavoursome with ripe pear and nectarine flavour, flinty texture, an appealing grapefruit cut to the acidity, and a long, well-defined chalky finish. Feel the quality of quiet confidence. It’s a great thing to drink even as a young wine, though a couple of years will help it along too." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"This has the typical energy, finesse and drive that makes Hoddles Creek have a ‘must buy' tag year in, year out. It has all the power needed to cruise through the next 10 years, with grapefruit, Granny Smith apple and stone fruit decorated with a necklace of bracing acidity." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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