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2019 Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

A darker, more earthy iteration of this benchmark, collectable Yarra Valley Pinot Noir.

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There’s a darkness, an earthiness, to the Pinot Noir releases from HCE in 2019.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Now firmly ensconced as one of the Yarra Valley's most collectable Pinot Noirs, the 1er from Hoddles Creek never disappoints.

This immaculate vineyard in the Upper Yarra produces some of the region's finest fruit. Winemaker Franco D'Anna only releases it in the best vintages. With the 2019 release, he thinks he has made one of their best to date.

The 2019 is long and exceptionally well balanced. Lower yields and increased demand will mean that this will be only available for a limited time.

A wine of remarkable value and world class quality - if you're a lover of Pinot Noir then this is a must buy.  This is Australian Pinot Noir at its very best.

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

The 2019 1ER Pinot Noir will go down as one of the classics, with lots of perfume and structure. This will age gracefully for 10 years plus. The 1ER Pinot Noir always comes from a block on our Top Paddock vineyard called 'SRM'. This block faces West but runs down to the South. This is the only block which sees the inclusion of around 20-25% whole bunches in the ferment. I'm not looking for whole bunches characters in the wine but more what it does to the tannins. Normally it should make the wines finer and the tannins more pure.

This wine spent the majority of its life in Foudre, then around December it was transferred to seasoned casks until March. We do this to open the wine up as being in large format oak the wines can close down for a long period of time. Around April, this wine was then transferred to tank to spend another winter ion the cellar. The wine is then bottled without filtration or fining.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.20%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Franco tasting from barrel
Franco tasting from barrel
Yarra Valley, VIC
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95Points
The Wine Front

"Dark red fruit, spice, earth, mint and dried flowers. It’s medium-bodied, but dense and firm in tannin, cherries and dried herb mainly, a bit of gravel and bright sappy and ‘mineral’ feeling acidity. Lot’s of grip and oomph, though not heavy. Spice and perfume bobs up on a firm long finish. Needs a bit of extra time this vintage." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Crackling good wine!

I know I should just leave this in the cellar, but i threw it between two decanters a few times and then left it for a couple of hours. All the pinot flavours you are looking for, plus length and mineral drive. I will leave the rest for five years or so, confident that when i come back to it it will be great

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Yum

Yummy. Good price point.

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Yarra Valley Pinot at its best

Subtle, inviting, delicious.

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