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.
Fruit from Yea but made in exactly the same manner as the Estate range, this Pinot Noir has a purity of fruit and beautiful line of acid. The Yea climate is similar to Hoddles Creek, hence the juice requires no acidification or fining.
Cooler and drier than their Hoddles Creek vineyards, this Yea Valley pinot is the most reticent and fine-boned of this year's three Wickhams pinots. A light, bright red, this has scents of redcurrants, a little strawberry and blood orange. The palate is compact and very nicely balanced, with gently grippy tannins suggesting that this will need another six to 12 months to unfurl and grow into itself. Date: Nov 2023; Alcohol: 12.8%; Price: $20.00; Drink by: 2027; Rating: 92 Points & Special Value Star; Philip Rich; James Halliday Wine Companion
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