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2018 Wickhams Road Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Consistently one of the country's best value Pinot Noirs. The 2018 vintage does not disappoint.

$18.00

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Categories: Wines $25 or Less
About

About The Wine

The Wickhams Road range is widely regarded as some of Australia's best value vino. Made by the perennial bargain Yarra producer, Hoddles Creek, these wines hugely over deliver in the bang for you buck department.

With the family's pedigree for producing Yarra Valley Pinot, this might be the best buy/most sought after of all the releases.

If you drink Pinot, this should be your sub $20 mid-week staple.

A bargain, pure and simple. It won't be around for long. This is a case buy.

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

More forward than the Estate range, this Pinot has a dark berry nose with a black cherries and plum on the palate. A combination of Upper Yarra Valley fruit and some experimental blocks off Hoddles. The wine sees about 20% whole bunches in the ferment to give spice and fine tannins. Spends about 20 days on skins and is bottled without fining or filtration.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Rosy perfume but gamey too. Right away, this sucks you in. More serious than the Gippsland. The ever-so-fine, powdery tannin sets the framework for the dark berries, savoury and spice to dance within. So, so, so, good for the price. A serious Pinot drinker’s quaffer. - Different Drop Wine Team

92Points
The Wine Front

"Raspberry, spice, a lovely gently herbal and floral perfume. Medium-bodied, orange peel and amaro flavours in with firm silty tannin, tang and depth to the fruit, and a particularly firm and long finish that shows a rare stamp of class at this price point. Whether you prefer the Gippsland or the Yarra is largely a matter of taste: it’s well worth having both in your weekday wine armoury, regardless." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

”Hand-picked, nor crushed, whole berry fermentation, 4 days cold soak, 20 days on skins, matured in French oak (10% new) for 7 months. A gently earthy/spicy bouquet opens into a reprise on the palate with greater complexity than its Gippsland sibling, although slightly less of the purity. The finish turns the game on its head with the sheer force of that complexity.” - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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