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2020 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Blanc

Yarra Valley, VIC

An elegant and classy little Pinot Blanc from one of the country's best producers of the variety.

$22.00

4.7
Rated 4.7 stars
3 Reviews

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Categories: Wines $25 or Less
About

About The Wine

The D'Anna family have been champions of the Pinot Blanc variety for years. 

Their 1er Pinot Blanc is considered by many to be the benchmark for the variety in the country, but if you want to get a feel for their style with it, the Estate is the best place to start.

This comes from vines that were grafted over to the original Hoddles Creek Pinot Blanc clone.  It's a dainty wine of immense drinkability.

The perfect thing to cool down with on a warm afternoon.

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

All fruit is hand picked in the morning, destemmed and loading into the press. It is gently pressed (Pinot Blanc is already quite phenolic) into tank. We settle naturally for five days then rack dirty and turbid juice for fermentation. From here we let the wine do it’s own thing. Left on lees for 6 months then lightly filtered for bottled. No additions apart from sulphur.

Blend : Pinot Blanc (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022

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

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Apple, lemon peel, a sort of white flower perfume. Feels a bit chalky with a slight lemon pith character, quite savoury and nutty, but with cool grapefruit acidity through its core. Finish has grip, raw almond and almost a radicchio bitterness, which I like. Always an interesting wine, and a good release in 2020." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews
4.7
Rated 4.7 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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Value for MoneyRated 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5
3 reviews
  • EB
    Elinor B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 4 stars
    2 months ago
    Lovely Pinot Blanc

    Very tasty nicely balanced and aromatic. Great PB!

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • CW
    Chad W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 stars
    3 months ago
    Fantastic value!

    I buy this wine every year by the case. It is totally underrated. Made in an Alsatian style, it's as good as wines from that region that are 3 times it's price. Beautifully floral on the nose. Peaches and stone fruit with structure - the acidity is soft. Perhaps the style of the wine makes it under the radar but if you are into these wines, this is a gem.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • RE
    Ross E.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    6 months ago
    A tasty, easy drinking white

    Good flavour, like many wines from Different Drop, just a little different from what you'll find at Dan's which is what makes it interesting.

    Will definitely buy it again

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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