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 wines are single vineyard and estate grown.

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.

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. Date: Oct 2023; Alcohol: 12.5%; Price: $70; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2024-2033+; Rated: 96 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front



SKU 10895
Brand Hoddles Creek
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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