Mac Forbes Hoddles Creek Chardonnay 2014
A complex weave of perfume, waxy fruits and a thread of lacy red acidity. There is weight of fruit but not heavy of fruit driven in the slightest. Long and savoury with a hint of herbs. Lovely phenolic framework carries the wine to a finish of pithy green apple and a lick of oak.
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.