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View details Hoddles Creek Estate Syberia Chardonnay
$ 59.99 Hoddles Creek Estate Syberia Chardonnay
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Chardonnay / Yarra Valley / Victoria
A single superior block of vine at Gembrook, planted to the coolest aspects of the steepest slope on Hoddles Creek, always yielding a finely articulated Chablis style of Chardonnay, defined by its elegance, crystalline texture and exceptional length. Sheltered from the direct rays of the afternoon sun, the precious grapes in Syberia ripen slowly for a harvest that's without peer, the hand picked bunches are pressed to a selection of oak for ferments in the traditional Burgundian way, a strict barrel cull for excellence, reduces the final yield to a mere hundred dozen.
 
View details Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir
$ 21.99 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir
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PinotNoir / Yarra Valley / Victoria
The steeply sloping blocks in Upper Yarra Valley, astride Gembrook Rd and adjacent to Hoddles Creek, were designed by the hand of Providence, to yield stellar vintages of world class Pinot Noir. The challenging hillsides prohibit mechanical harvesting, it's all done by hand, except for the treading, laboriously foot stomped. No expenses were ever spared in the construct of the Hoddles Creek cellars, purpose built for the ageing of good red wine. The estate Winery Block and Top Paddock are planted mostly to Pinot Noir clone MV6, with smaller parcels of 114, 115, GSV15 and MS1.
 
View details Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Gris
$ 21.99 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Gris
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PinotGris Grigio / Yarra Valley / Victoria
The Hoddles Creek property is a highly challenging site to manage, the steep slopes and temperate climes however, yield the finest Yarra Valley Pinot Gris. Nothing is done by half measure, the viticultural team afford great reverence for their vines and treat their fruit with respect. Grapes are selectively sorted and treated to a minimalist, old world vinification, foot stomped and chilled for a term of skin contact, pressed into pre loved oak barriques for timely completion of ferments. Pinot Gris for its own sake, a measure of stalkiness and fine grape tannins in exquisite balance.
 
View details Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Blanc
$ 21.99 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Blanc
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PinotBlanc / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Hoddles Creek Estate were established 1997 when the D'Anna family planted vines on property they had the foresight to acquire in 1960. Estate winemaker Franco D'Anna attributes his traineeship at Coldstream Hills, for the rigorous hygiene practices which are fundamental to the excellence of Hoddles Creek wine. Grapes are all hand picked and gently pressed, PInot Blanc loves to do its own thing for maximum expression, allowed to commence a natural ferment and six months gross lees, building substantial palate structure, juicy textures and a measure of pastoral funk.
 
View details Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay
$ 21.99 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay
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Chardonnay / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. Enter an exquisitely proportioned Chardonnay which captures the attention with its broad bouquet and evocative perfumes, a match to coquille st jacques, seared pesto chicken or tuna steaks under dill, champignon and creme fraiche.
 
View details 1er Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2015
$ 49.99 1er Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2015
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PinotNoir / Yarra Valley / Victoria
The finest parcels of estate grown fruit, planted to four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. A holistic management of the vineyard is central to the realization of exceptional fruit, respect for local fauna and a focus on traditonal hands on viticulture are essential to the integrity of harvest. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years.
 
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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. It's steeply sloping blocks prohibit mechanical harvesting, with both vineyards being hand pruned and harvested. 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.

 Hoddles Creek

Hoddles Creek Estate is located in the Upper Yarra, which is higher, cooler and more marginal than the lower Yarra. The vineyard is cropped at less than 2.5 tonnes per acre. Being in a marginal climate, requires extensive canopy management. The vineyard is trellised to Scott-Henry, to promote fruit exposure and lessen disease risk. All Hoddles Creek Estate wines, which are single vineyard, estate grown, are made in the 300 tonne winery, constructed in time for the vintage. The split-level winery has a barrel store located three meters underground.

All the winemaking practises at the Estate tend to be minimal. The wines are transferred using gravity, and there is generally no added addition of any acids. Consequently, the wines are balanced and fresh. All grapes are destemmed only, not crushed. This allows full berries to be transferred to either tank or press. No enzymes are used in any wines, the grape juice is allowed to settle naturally over four days at very low temperatures.

All wines see a percentage of oak. Some wines will not see any new oak, namely the Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc which undergo a period of maturation in older oak. This provides mouthfeel, texture and generally builds the wines. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir normally see about 30% new oak. Fruit from Hoddles Creek is always fresh and bright and can withstand a larger portion of new oak.

Franco D'Anna is the viticulturalist and winemaker at Hoddles Creek Estate. His passion for wine began at just age 13. It was at this age when he started work in the family liquor store. By 21 he was the chief wine buyer while undertaking (and completing) a bachelor of commerce at Melbourne University. He then turned his attention to Charles Sturt University's viticulture course, while helping to maintain the newly planted vineyard. He attributes his traineeship, at Coldstream Hills, for the rigorous hygiene practices he learnt to be fundamental in the winery. For Hoddles Creek Estates’ first vintages, Franco worked with Peter Dredge of Red Edge, and then in consultation with Mario Marson, ex-winemaker for Mount Mary and Jasper Hill.

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