2021 Hoddles Creek Road Block Chardonnay

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Stunning single block Chardonnay bottling from the great Hoddles Creek Estate vineyard. 96 points, tiny amounts made.
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The 'Road Block' is a small-batch premium Chardonnay release from the team at Hoddles Creek Estate. A single block wine from the steep East-facing portion of the family vineyard.

Their prowess with the variety is well known, rarely does Franco D'Anna miss with this variety. When he says this deserved its own bottling, you bet your boots there is a reason for it.

The kind of wine that will reward the patient. 96 points from Gary Walsh and another top release from Franco & co.

Originally the block was planted to Sauvignon Blanc, then pulled out and replanted with the Mendosa clone of Chardonnay on 101-14 rootstock.

Different style to the Estate Chardonnay, 1ER and Syberia. Picked early (11.5 baume), whole bunch pressed to tank over night to settle the vineyard dust, then transferred to older barriques for fermentation.

It's a very cool block, facing East it only sees the morning sun and planted on a steep block with the rows terraced. Even at low sugars, we get ripeness and richness through the mid palate as flavour is well ahead of sugar in the ripening phase.

The wine should age gracefully for 7-10 years.

96 points - "Some struck match, almond, white peach, white flowers. Intense, all citrus sorbet, very chalky and quite spicy, tight and grapefruity on a very long finish. Such energy and precision. A short note for a great wine." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    Diane F.
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    3 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2018 Hoddles Creek Road Block Chardonnay

    Easy drinking now but I think it will develop further with cellaring. Lovely long finish

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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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