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TEN MINUTES BY TRACTOR Estate Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula 2016

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93 points - CM 93 CM 91 points - HH 91 HH TEN MINUTES BY TRACTOR Estate Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula 2016 TEN MINUTES BY TRACTOR Estate Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula 2016

TEN MINUTES BY TRACTOR Estate Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula 2016

<p>Ten Minutes by Tractor was founded in 1997 when three family-owned vineyards in Main Ridge, the highest and coolest sub-region of the Mornington Peninsula, joined forces. The distance between one vineyard and another was, someone said, ‘about 10 minutes by tractor’, and the name stuck. More vineyards have been added since, and the Estate Chardonnay is a multi-site blend of roughly 70% P58 clone and 30% 10V1 clone.</p> <p>The grapes are hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and the unsettled juice transferred to medium-toast, tight-grained French oak barriques (about 20% new), for fermentation by indigenous yeasts. The wine then matures, with regular lees-stirring, in the same barrels for 11 months before bottling, filtered but unfined, going through partial malolactic fermentation (about 80%) so as to retain fine acid structure. The Estate Chardonnay is noted for trademark aromas and flavours of peach and nectarine.</p>
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Ten Minutes by Tractor was founded in 1997 when three family-owned vineyards in Main Ridge, the highest and coolest sub-region of the Mornington Peninsula, joined forces. The distance between one vineyard and another was, someone said, ‘about 10 minutes by tractor’, and the name stuck. More vineyards have been added since, and the Estate Chardonnay is a multi-site blend of roughly 70% P58 clone and 30% 10V1 clone.

The grapes are hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and the unsettled juice transferred to medium-toast, tight-grained French oak barriques (about 20% new), for fermentation by indigenous yeasts. The wine then matures, with regular lees-stirring, in the same barrels for 11 months before bottling, filtered but unfined, going through partial malolactic fermentation (about 80%) so as to retain fine acid structure. The Estate Chardonnay is noted for trademark aromas and flavours of peach and nectarine.

  • Style: Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Region: Mornington Peninsula
  • Code: 10BTEC
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: Australia

Region Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is located approximately one hour south of Melbourne. A cool maritime climate,the region is virtually frost free, but is susceptible to high winds. Rainfall is moderate, throughout winter and the growing season. Most of the vineyards are located between just above sea level and 200 metres. Soils range from weathered volcanic soils to sandy loams and friable well-drained clays. Mornington Peninsula is best known for making elegant cool climate Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and sublime Pinot Noir.

Winery TEN MINUTES BY TRACTOR WINE CO.

Langton’s Selections Ten Minutes by Tractor Reserve Chardonnay, Ten Minutes by Tractor Reserve Pinot noir Ten Minutes by Tractor is so named because its three McCutcheon, Wallis and Judd Vineyards are all 10 minutes drive from each other by tractor. It’s a very clever name and in some ways reflects the buoyant charm of Martin Spedding. The vineyards are all vertically shoot-positioned. Leaf plucking, hedging and bunch thinning takes place during the growing season to maintain even ripening. At vintage, each block is triaged and batch vinified to increase blending options. Winemaking philosophy is laissez faire. Fermentation is kicked off by indigenous yeasts. Both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are made with traditional techniques. The Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged for around one year in oak prior to bottling. The Pinot Noir is matured in French oak for a period of around 12-18 months. Richard McIntyre from Moorooduc Estate assists in making the wine. The Indiv
Langton’s Selections Ten Minutes by Tractor Reserve Chardonnay, Ten Minutes by Tractor Reserve Pinot noir Ten Minutes by Tractor is so named because its three McCutcheon, Wallis and Judd Vineyards are all 10 minutes drive from each other by tractor. It’s a very clever name and in some ways reflects the buoyant charm of Martin Spedding. The vineyards are all vertically shoot-positioned. Leaf plucking, hedging and bunch thinning takes place during the growing season to maintain even ripening. At vintage, each block is triaged and batch vinified to increase blending options. Winemaking philosophy is laissez faire. Fermentation is kicked off by indigenous yeasts. Both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are made with traditional techniques. The Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged for around one year in oak prior to bottling. The Pinot Noir is matured in French oak for a period of around 12-18 months. Richard McIntyre from Moorooduc Estate assists in making the wine. The Individual Vineyard wines are the most interesting but the Reserve wines are well worth trying. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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