From Hoddles Creek Estate
Fruit from Gippsland but made in exactly the same manner as the Hoddles Creek Estate range, this Chardonnay has a purity of fruit and beautiful line of acid. We have managed our Gippsland vineyard since 2011, with a emphasis on balanced vines. The Gippsland climate is similar to Hoddles Creek, hence the juice requires no acidification or fining.
“This comes at you like a steath bomber, with its intensity, length, varietal fruit and lingering aftertaste. Grapefruit and white stone fruit each claim bagging rights, neither prevailing, but flipping French oak out of the ring. Fantastic value, and awesome power” – 94 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
“Wine lovers have a lot to thank Franco d’Anna for. He crafts his affordable range with the same care and attention as his premium wines meaning that even when watching one’s pennies, one can still drink top class wine. This is one of the best Wickhams Road chardonnays in recent years. Restrained lemony fruit with gentle fresh cream and oatmeal. There is excellent grapefruity flavour, a fine structure and bright acidity. Quite possibly the best value chardonnay in Australia right now. Just superb.” – 92 Points Toni Paterson