The label a nod to the premier cru wines of Burgundy and while a whole lot cheaper you could argue a whole lot better too. Franco and the Hoddles team do it again. 25% Whole bunch fermentation.
Hoddles Creek Estate, 1er Yarra Valley, Pinot Noir, 2017
Perfumed pinot nose: Ever so slightly smoky with chary charcuterie meats over pippy cherries, kola nut and singed orange rind. The whole bunch gives spice and just a little sinewy chew to the otherwise supple tannins that give great frame and support to deep cherry, strawberry and almost blood orange citrus. Oak gives a faint milk chocolate edge but doesn’t intrude or bash the fruit. Bright fruit, a compelling mid palate with layers of complexity and personality and the fabled peacock’s tail to fan it along. Sublime.
Wine sample courtesy of Hoddles Creek Estate