The guy who helps out at Hoddles Creek making his own pinot noir and chardonnay, selling the stuff at $20, but pretty much applying the same sort of philosophy to the whole project… you do the maths. This is top five best value for money wine I’ve seen in 12 months….. Produced with some of the nous of Hoddles Creek, but individually styled and sourced from selected sites. Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
A blend of two vineyards in Kangaroo Ground and Woori Yallock, this wine is from the Northernmost and Southernmost points of the Yarra Valley. With a similar ripening period, but distinctly different soils, MV6 pinot noir from both vineyards was picked within a period of 1 week and treated in a near identical manner whilst being kept entirely separate. Destemmed after chilling, innoculated after 36 hours in tank, pressed to seasoned barriques to complete MLF after approx 12 days on skins.
More flair than your average bear. Wild flings of spice, woodsmoke, cranberry, beet and macerated cherry, with rose petals and sweet cedar for afters. It seems fresh, free and structured at once, somehow. It also seems textural, which too is interesting given the raciness of its acidity. Pleasure and interest are the take-homes. Tasted: Jun 2021; Alcohol: 13%; Price: $25; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2021-2026; Rated: 91 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
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