2021 Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Pinot Blanc

Quality Pinot Blanc from the Yarra, a blend of two different blocks. Alpine fresh and fulfilling with a palate rich in stonefruit and great acidity.

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The first 1er Pinot Blanc from Hoddles Creek for many years, and it is tasty little number. With the maturation of a second block of Pinot Blanc planted in 2006 they have greater fruit flexibility to release a top end wine of length, power and freshness.

Fresh peaches galore - it smells like a Sunday morning Bellini. Mountain herbs as well, and a little cashew nuttiness. Lovely acid lines and a crispy finish.

Genuinely top-drawer Pinot Blanc.

It's been a while since we have made a 1ER Pinot Blanc. With some difficult vintages behind us and another block of Blanc coming on board we felt the time was right again.

The original block of Pinot Blanc was planted in 1997 and until 2008 it was blended away into other varieties because of a few reasons. Firstly, I didn't really know how to grow Blanc or even when to pick it. Over the duration of these years we trialed different things in the vineyard and also in the winery to achieve a style we were happy with. It is a variety that is a little fickle in the vineyard especially when it comes to certain vintages conditions. We know that we won't be making this wine every vintage, but certainly happy when it does make the grade.

93 Points - "It's not a big wine in flavour terms but it's a powerful one. Don't ask me how that works; it's a vibe thing, a presence. Quartz, apple, pear, boiled lolly and seaspray notes with a (gentle) cider-like edge. There's texture here, in-built, not excessive, important. It has both brightness and brood. As impressive as it is it feels as though it's only just on its way, that its sleeves aren't yet rolled up, that it still has tricks hidden up there." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

92 Points - "Hoddles Creek have been excelling with this varietal since 2014. The 2021, the product of a cool year, is another compelling example. Lemon rind, white flowers, a little matchstick and an attractive savoury note leads onto the palate which has good depth and persistence. Citrus and lemon pith come to the fore, together with a little almond meal and a hint of gravel. This is all backed up by good acidity and this nicely put-together wine finishes lemony and long." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews

Hoddles Creek Estate

Hoddles Creek Estate lays 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 crafts 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'Anna - Yarra Valley, VIC Discover Hoddles Creek

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