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2018 Wickhams Road Gippsland Pinot Noir

Gippsland, VIC

The more fruit-forward and 'approachable' of the famous Wickhams pair. Amazing value again.

$18.00

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About
Verity and quality. I’d recommend this pretty highly.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Wickhams Road range is widely regarded as some of Australia's best value vino.

Made by the the perennial bargain Yarra producer, Hoddles Creek, these wines hugely over deliver in the bang for you buck department.

The fruit for the Gippsland Pinot Noir comes from a vineyard run by the Hoddles Creek team near Nar Nar Goon.

These guys know how to manage Pinot vines. This is a little riper, and possibly more 'quaffable' than the Yarra, but the quality is all there.

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

From the same vineyard as the Gippsland Chardonnay; guided through the winery to show maximum regional expression, has dark fruits and savoury finish. The fruit is sourced from our own vineyard in Gippsland. We travel down to Gippsland once a week to tend the vines.

The wine is destemmed without crushing and left on skins for 25 days. We use a mixture of natural and cultured yeast to achieve a balance between fruit and complexity. 

The wine is bottled without filtration or fining.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Cherry, plum and strawberry. Some five spice and savoury notes underpin the bright fruit. Juicy, succulent, joyful, so easy to drink. I’ve forgotten to write notes. Just enjoying the mouthful of wine. Soft sour cherry to close. Yum. Top value. - Different Drop Wine Team

91Points
The Wine Front

"What a gift to Pinot Noir drinkers these Wickhams Road wines are.Cherries, crushed exotic spices, a little earthy undergrowth. Medium-bodied, juiciness of fruit kept in check by fine grained and persistent tannin, pleasing precision, cool almost ‘minerally’ acidity, and gentle grip shaping up a pretty long finish. It’s really good, and likely better again with some time in bottle, though no problem enjoying it now. Verity and quality. I’d recommend this pretty highly." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

”Hand-picked, whole berry-fermented, 14-20 days on skins, matured in French oak (10% new) for 7 months. The bouquet has red fruits to the fore, spice and earth thereafter. Hoddles Creek Estate is unchallenged as the producer of the best value pinot noirs in the country, precision viticulture is the starting point. The palate delivers the red fruits promised by purity of the bouquet and which run through to the finish and aftertaste.” - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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