2022 Hoddles Creek Estate 1er Pinot Noir Yarra Valley – The 2022 1ER Pinot Noir will go down as one of the classics, with lots of perfume and structure. This will age gracefully for 10 years plus. The 1ER Pinot Noir always comes from a block on their Top Paddock vineyard called ‘SRM’. This block faces West but runs down to the South. This is the only block which sees the inclusion of around 20-25% whole bunches in the ferment. Their not looking for whole bunches characters in the wine but more what it does to the tannins. Normally it should make the wines finer and the tannins more pure.
This wine spent the majority of its life in Foudre, then around December it was transferred to seasoned casks until March. We do this to open the wine up as being in large format oak the wines can close down for a long period of time. Around April, this wine was then transferred to tank to spend another winter ion the cellar. The wine is then bottled without filtration or fining.
Refreshing aromas of dark cherries, ripe raspberries, gentle spice and lifted oak complexity. Medium bodied, but not lacking flavour. Smooth tannins, clean acidity and subtle oak bring the wine together. Excellent length and purity.
Drinking exceptionally well in it’s youth but will definitely benefit from careful cellaring for 10 plus years.
Single Price: $85.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $64.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $768.00