This is an interesting sparkling wine from Hoddles Creek in the Yarra Valley and their first vintage sparkling release.
Made from 100% chardonnay, as its name suggests, and with a tiny 2g/l of dosage, Hoddles Creek’s Blanc de Blancs 2010 vintage presents as near water-white in colour. Aromatically, it is quite expressive of its chardonnay base wine, with notes of lemon, ripe green melons and straw, and a very light biscuit character. But mostly it reflects its primary fruit. The palate is very dry, and finishes crisp and a bit soda like, with notes of straw, a bit of very light lemon tang and with its acidity on show. A pinch more residual sugar would have seen the latter covered, but that is more a personal preference. This is quite a light bodied sparkling wine and it presents itself as an interesting and good example of its style. Good