Hoddles Creek Estate was established in 1997 when the D'Anna family decided to establish a vineyard on the property that has been in the family since 1960. The vineyard sits astride Gembrook road and adjacent Hoddles Creek. Its steeply sloping blocks prohibit mechanical harvesting, with both vineyards being hand pruned and harvested. All our wines, which are single vineyard, estate grown, are made in our 300 tonne winery, constructed for the 2003 vintage. The split-level winery has a barrel store located three meters underground. Hoddles Creek Estate is planted with 10ha of pinot noir (five clones), 6 ha of chardonnay, 1ha each of sauvignon blanc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, and 1.5ha of pinot gris.
Red fruits, hazelnut and spice, floral perfume. It’s light and perhaps a diffuse, at least as a young wine, but does deliver flavour, fine emery tannin, mouth-perfume, with a savoury autumnal finish of good length. Almost certain to build complexity and depth. Tasted: Apr 19; Alcohol: 13.2%; Price: $24; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2021-2029; Rated: 92+ Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Bright, youthful red/purple colour. The bouquet is sweetly lolly-ish, a touch of bubblegum, while the palate is fine and sinewy, with a trace of pleasant bitterness in the tannins. Fragrant raspberries as well. It's young and bold, bright and straightforward, and could use another year of maturation. Lovely bright, fresh cherry flavour. Date Tasted: May 2019; Price: $24.00; Drink: 2019 to 2029; Rating: 92 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
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