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HODDLES CREEK Road Block Chardonnay, Yarra Valley 2018

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98 points - JH 98 JH 95 points - GW 95 GW 93 points - HH 93 HH HODDLES CREEK Road Block Chardonnay, Yarra Valley 2018 HODDLES CREEK Road Block Chardonnay, Yarra Valley 2018

HODDLES CREEK Road Block Chardonnay, Yarra Valley 2018

<h2>Hoddles Creek Road Block Yarra Valley Chardonnay</h2> <p>The Road Block joins the 1er, Syberia and Estate Chardonnay in the Hoddles portfolio. Look out for core of cool-climate white stonefruit with lemon zest and juice and wet stone minerality. The wine should age gracefully for 7-10 years.</p> <p>The fruit for this single block wine comes from a block originally planted to Sauvignon Blanc. It was then pulled out and replanted with the Mendosa clone of Chardonnay on 101-14 rootstock. It's a very cool, east-facing block, it only sees the morning sun and is planted on a steep block with the rows terraced. Even at low sugars, Hoddles achieves ripeness and richness through the mid-palate as the flavour is well ahead of sugar in the ripening phase.</p> <p>The Road Block differs in style to its stablemate Chardonnays as it’s picked early (11.5 Baume) before whole bunches are pressed to tank and allowed to settle overnight in the vineyard dust. It is then transferred to older barriques for fermentation.</p>
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Hoddles Creek Road Block Yarra Valley Chardonnay

The Road Block joins the 1er, Syberia and Estate Chardonnay in the Hoddles portfolio. Look out for core of cool-climate white stonefruit with lemon zest and juice and wet stone minerality. The wine should age gracefully for 7-10 years.

The fruit for this single block wine comes from a block originally planted to Sauvignon Blanc. It was then pulled out and replanted with the Mendosa clone of Chardonnay on 101-14 rootstock. It's a very cool, east-facing block, it only sees the morning sun and is planted on a steep block with the rows terraced. Even at low sugars, Hoddles achieves ripeness and richness through the mid-palate as the flavour is well ahead of sugar in the ripening phase.

The Road Block differs in style to its stablemate Chardonnays as it’s picked early (11.5 Baume) before whole bunches are pressed to tank and allowed to settle overnight in the vineyard dust. It is then transferred to older barriques for fermentation.

  • Style: Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%
  • Region: Yarra Valley
  • Code: HCRBC
  • Standard Drinks: 7.4
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: Australia

Region Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley The Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes during ripening. Site selection is crucial, with the best vineyards often located where the original vines were once planted, generally on sandy clay loams and gravels. The Yarra Valley is well known for high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Blends with Shiraz increasingly garnering attention. Sparkling wine production is also extremely important, with many of Australia’s finest examples produced in the region.
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