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Ten Minutes By Tractor 10X Pinot Noir 2013
  Pinot Noir
  Mornington Victoria
     
  Bottle Dozen
 
$ 29 99   $ 357 00
  Bottle Dozen
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Ten Minutes By Tractor practice a non interventionist approach to enhance the wonderful flavours, complexity, elegance and length of their wines. Pinot Noir clones MV6 and 115 (21%), 777 and 114, G5V15 and Pommard are all hand picked and completely destemmed. A week of maceration precedes wild yeast fermentation with manual plunging, followed by a further maceration for a total of three weeks on skins. Following pressing and a short settling, batches are transferred to a mix of new and seasoned French oak barriques. Completing natural malolactic with the onset of warmer temperatures in spring, 10X is bottled unfined and unfiltered after eleven months in oak. Alcohol 13.0%
The three home vineyards on Mornington's Ten Minutes By Tractor estate are all ten minutes by tractor apart. Each parcel within each vineyard is picked and vinified separately, identifying the best performing blocks to construct a most compelling expression of Pinot Noir. The palate is all about immediate, delicious fruit flavours. This isn't to suggest that 10X is a fruit bomb, or somehow simplistic, rather that its complexities are subservient to its drinkability, it's charms are within easy reach, rather than being tucked behind a veneer of seriousness.
Bright scarlet colour. The nose is wild, ripe vegetation, morello, rhubarb and spice. Supportive nougat oak gains in prominence as the wine airs. Palate combines power and drive with a nimbleness of structure that's quite charming. Cherry fruit is slightly more prominent here, a light to medium bodied wine, favouring elegance and distinctive flavour profile over easier charms. A nice lift of blackberry jam and snapped twig leading to a soft, powdery finish.
The three home vineyards on Mornington's Ten Minutes By Tractor estate are all ten minutes by tractor apart. Each parcel within each vineyard is picked and vinified separately, identifying the best performing blocks to construct a most compelling expression of Pinot Noir. The palate is all about immediate, delicious fruit flavours. This isn't to suggest that 10X is a fruit bomb, or somehow simplistic, rather that its complexities are subservient to its drinkability, it's charms are within easy reach, rather than being tucked behind a veneer of seriousness.
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Ten Minutes By Tractor are focused on the highest quality fruit to make wines which are a compelling expression of the Mornington Peninsula

Ten Minutes By Tractor grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on all three of their home vineyards, each of which are ten minutes by tractor apart. The McCutcheon, Wallis and Judd vineyards are all within the Main Ridge subregion, one of the coolest and highest parts of the Mornington Peninsula. In addition to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Tempranillo are also grown on the Wallis Vineyard and Sauvignon Blanc on the Judd Vineyard. The team meticulously manage their three vineyards to vertical shoot positioning, leaf plucking, hedging, bunch thinning and harvesting, all of which are done by hand.

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Each block on each vineyard is picked and vinified separately, allowing us maximum flexibility just before bottling to identify the best performing blocks and vineyards to be able to release single vineyard wines or to select the best blends. Ten Minutes By Tractor have a non-interventionist approach to winemaking, adopting traditional winemaking techniques that help to enhance the wonderful flavours, complexity, elegance and length of palate for which their wines have become renowned.

All wines (except for the tank fermented Sauvignon Blanc) are fermented by using the indigenous or wild yeasts that reside in the vineyard, on the skins of grapes and the winery. Pinot Noir is aged for 12 to 18 months in French oak barriques and lightly fined. Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc are also fermented in French oak barrels. All wines are bottled under screwcap to prevent cork taint, random oxidation and to preserve the pristine characters of the wines.

Blending decisions are made just prior to bottling, at which time the blends and single vineyard releases are chosen. The craft of winemaking is a process of continual learning and discovery. Ten Minutes By Tractor strive for continual improvement on all that they do. The team are passionate about the challenge of understanding everything that contributes to the quality of wines.

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