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Hoddles Creek Pinot Noir 2017

Hands Down, The Best Value Pinot Noir in Australia!

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Hands Down, The Best Value Pinot Noir in Australia!

Hands Down, The Best Value Pinot Noir in Australia!
The 2017 vintage of Hoddles Creek Pinot Noir is now available!  And if you would like an indication regarding the quality, then you'll be pleased to know many consider it to the best in 25 years.  Halliday wrote "The Yarra Valley arguably had the best vintage since 1992, and before that '88."   And there lies the problem, due to limited stocks, back orders and overwhelming popularity, Hoddles Creek Pinot Noir sell out quickly every year and this 2017 will sell out quickly as well.

There's probably not too much needed in terms of introductions when it comes to Hoddles Creek, our valued newsletter folk purchase our allocation each year.  But I will point out, year on year, it's regarded  as the best value Pinot Noir in Australia. Indeed, last year Gary Walsh on the Winefront wrote "Hoddles Creek probably about the best $20 you can spend on Australian Pinot Noir. It’s almost ludicrous"   And a few years back Hoddles Creek was judged Best Value winery in Australia by James Halliday and nothing has changed with this 2017 release.  Get in quick as they will be sold out very soon.
 
Red berries and dark cherry dominate the nose, firm mid palate tannins lead to pleasing acidity on the back.  All fruit is hand-picked in the morning and immediately de-stemmed with no crushing. In tank the fruit will have a small addition of sulphur. Some batches were left to cold soak for approximately 4-5 days, whilst others started fermentation immediately. Natural and cultured yeasts were used on different ferments. Pigage and delastage were used for cap management. Some ferments will undergo post maceration, depending on the tannin structure and the style of the wine. On completion of fermentation the wine was gently pressed and transferred to 30% new, 30% one year old and the balance in two and three year old oak, After 11 months of barrel maturation, the wine was assembled and bottled without filtration or fining.

Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley

Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!
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