Hoddle’s Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Yarra Valley - Australia

Hoddle’s Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2015


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Grape TypePinot Noir
Vintage Year2015
Wine MakerHoddle’S Creek Estate
SweetnessBone Dry
TanninMedium Tannin
Not too heavy or too rich, but versatile. Like your favourite shirt... it can go with almost everything.
FoodLamb, Pork

This wine's story

Founded on land that had been in the family for a couple of generations, Hoddle’s Creek winery is a great example of a rustic, Australian operation run by people with a genuine passion for making excellent wines in a good, honest, old fashioned way.Since 1997, the D’Anna family have worked their vineyards in the Upper Yarra Valley, where the cool climate and steep inclines result in beautifully balanced, soft wines full of local character and charm. Because of the nature of the land and the steepness of the valley sides, mechanical harvesting simply isn’t possible. As such, everything is done by hand, and the D’Annas can ensure only the best fruit, enriched by the healthy, fertile soil and glorious sunshine ends up in their wine.

Although the majority of the wines put out by Hoddle’s Creek are Pinot Noir, they also grow Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. They believe that their small operation, based on a single estate, allows them to produce wines which represent the best features of the Upper Yarra… and we couldn’t possibly disagree.

The relative lightness and juiciness of a great Australian Pinot Noir like this one has a lot of flexibility when it comes to food pairing. New World Pinot Noirs are a great match for anything with a prominent tomato flavour, and match up gorgeously with fattier meats like lamb and pork.

Sommelier Notes

The d’Anna family have owned this land for over 50 years, and planted vines in 1997. Steeply sloped vineyards aid in ripening and controlled flavour development. Planted predominantly to pinot noir, the site has produced exceptional fruit on a regular basis. The 2015 vintage is no exception – finely chiseled flavours of sour cherry, plum and a faint herbal character are allied with a silken texture and a mouthwatering finish. Bravo!