Ten Minutes By Tractor, Wallis Chardonnay 2017

£40.00

11 in stock

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75cl bottle.

Complexity is the name of the game with Wallis, and this iteration is another complete wine.
Firm grapefruit acidity that is the Wallis hallmark, there are layers of flavour here
– subtle hints of oatmeal from the malolactic fermentation, the white nectarine fruit cloaked
in tight by all this structure. Fresh, but not facile, I feel this is just waiting to unfurl in bottle.

Winemaking

Grapes hand-harvested late March, whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice fermented by
indigenous yeasts in 15% new oak, some 228 litre French oak barrels, some 600 litre Austrian oak
barrels. A 10 month aging in barrel with no bâtonnage to keep wines fresher and more taut.
Natural partial (88%) malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and filtered.

Production  Only 206 cases made   bottled 17 December 2017 :: screwcap

Critic Reviews:

The Ten Minutes by Tractor range from the Mornington Peninsula always offers a choice of some of Australia’s finest single-vineyard chardonnays.”

— WINSOR DOBBIN, WINE WRITER