2022 Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir Yarra Valley – Year after year these guys continuously create outstanding value more money Pinot Noirs and this is no exception.
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.
There is a lovely bouquet of sour cherry, red fruits and exotic spices. The palate is smooth and seamless with luscious red berry fruits, balanced oak, tannins and spice with a finish that continues into the distance.
Ready to drink now or will benefit with careful cellaring.
Single Price: $35.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $26.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $312.00