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Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2016

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Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2016

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"A warmer year in a cooler site is often a winning combination. No 1er made this year, as I understand it.


Ripe grapefruit, peach, almond nougat, fennel, a dusting of spice, slight struck match. Light and fresh, good burst of peach and citrus, crunch of limey acidity, some flinty texture, and a gently viscous and nougat tinged aftertaste. It has length and flavour, and feels open for play straight away, though showed even better the next day. Like this a lot. Touch and go for 94 points."

Rated : 93+ Points Winefront.com.au


 


 

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To capture the vivid fruit flavors and beautiful balance, we hand-harvested the Chardonnay grapes in the cool morning hours. Following harvest, we allowed some time for skin contact to draw some phenolics, and chilled the fruit to 6?C. This was followed by a gentle pressing, with no enzyme addition. We fermented the grapes with minimal inoculated yeast to add layers of complexity and heighten vineyard expression. After an average of 7 days of fermentation at 18-21?C some of the wine (30%) was drawn off into oak and the remaining portion remained in Stainless Steel. Time was allowed on yeast lees with occasional stirring to give further complexity and smoothness. Following more than ten months of barrel aging (25% new oak), the wine was blended and bottled. Winemaker Franco D'Anna


For those who’ve tasted the entry-level Wickhams Road Yarra Valley Chardonnay, the expectations for this Estate release are surely high. The good news is that it delivers…emphatically. Intensity, texture, drive and integration. But above all length. It’s almost excessively persistent.


"Hoddles Creek Estate chardonnay never misses a beat.


"A warmer year in a cooler site is often a winning combination. No 1er made this year, as I understand it.


Ripe grapefruit, peach, almond nougat, fennel, a dusting of spice, slight struck match. Light and fresh, good burst of peach and citrus, crunch of limey acidity, some flinty texture, and a gently viscous and nougat tinged aftertaste. It has length and flavour, and feels open for play straight away, though showed even better the next day. Like this a lot. Touch and go for 94 points."

Rated : 93+ Points Winefront.com.au


 


 

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