Hoddles Creek 1er Chardonnay 2017


Yarra Valley
96 Points

“A beautiful, beautiful wine.” – 95 Points Campbell Mattinson

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“A beautiful, beautiful wine.” – 95 Points Campbell Mattinson

The 2017 vintage in the Yarra Valley will go down as one of the classics. A long season, with enough rainfall to support growth without the need for irrigation.

This Chardonnay is sourced from their Top Paddock vineyard and is made only in the years deemed suitable for this label. The wine is fermented in mainly 2nd and 3rd fill (it changes depending on the season) and is stored in cask for 12 months then a further 3 months in stainless tank over winter. Spending two winters in the cellar enables us to bottle this wine without filtration, fining or stabilisation.

This wine shows classic Upper Yarra Valley characters, some melon, struck match with a great finish. The only addition this wine sees is a small amount of sulphur at bottling. A wine to drink now or to cellar with confidence.

“This is swish. Straw-yellow in colour, stone fruit riddled, shy on the nose but textural and alive on the palate. A gentle creaminess, spice notes, slate even, honeysuckle and toast. Extremely pure. Flowing robes of flavour. Grapefruit-like bite to the aftertaste, as a distinct positive. It’s still gathering itself but already it’s a treat to drink. A beautiful, beautiful wine.” – 95 Points Campbell Mattinson

 

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