Hoddles Creek currently is our highest vineyard in the Upper Yarra at 270m and our only site on volcanic red soils. These soils offer a wonderful contrast to our other sites. The vineyard is planted in a slight arc and protected by indigenous trees on three sides. Its water holding capacity allows the site to be dry grown. This vineyard while presenting focus and clarity also offers a more open structure and fruit weight than the more linear style of Woori Yallock.
TASTING NOTE: We have chosen not to provide traditional tasting notes for any of our wines. Our wines hopefully capture vineyard life and vitality. As such the wines are constantly evolving. The only tasting notes that matter are yours.
We recommend decanting this wine prior to serving. (10-15 degrees)
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: 2018 growing season was broken into two halves. With a wet winter and spring, the vines surged into summer with good vigour and available soil moisture (coupled with high disease pressure). Summer shifted gear into above average temperatures and below average rainfall. The stand out varieties at this stage were late ripening Cabernet and Syrah as well as the ever impressive Chardonnay.
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 12% Acidity: 7.1g/L pH: 3.09
VINEYARD: Town: Hoddles Creek Region: Yarra Valley Planted: 1997 Area: 0.8Ha Clone: I10V1 Aspect: North Soils: Deep red friable volcanic Altitude: 270m Harvested: 25th & 27th Feb, 2018
WINEMAKING: Fruit: De-stemmed and crushed before pressing Maturation: 9 months in old oak Yeast: Indigenous Fining: None Filtration: Sterile Bottled: 10th December, 2018.