2000 Wines

2000 VINTAGE

Single Vineyard Wines

2000 Judd Pinot Noir
   Medium red-purple; sweet, complex strawberry and spice aromas lead into a stylish, light to medium bodied palate,
   with surprising intensity and length, a touch of dark cherry adding to the complexity of fruit flavours.
   94 :: James Halliday :: 2003 Australian Wine Companion

2000 McCutcheon Pinot Noir
   Light to medium red-purple; the bouquet has plum, cherry and some savoury notes, the palate with clearly expressed
   plum and cherry    fruit; less complex than the Judd Vineyard but with good structure. Subtle oak.
   92 :: James Halliday :: 2003 Australian Wine Companion

2000 Wallis Pinot Noir
   Light to medium purple-red, bright and clear; the bouquet is clean, the most concentrated of the three individual
   vineyard pinot noirs, not particularly aromatic. The palate is firm and long, sustained by good tannins; the least
   immediately attractive of the three wines, but may well develop better than the others.
   Gold medal Concours du Vin Victoria 2000.

   91 :: James Halliday :: 2003 Australian Wine Companion
2000 Judd Chardonnay
   Medium to full yellow; the bouquet has a mix of cashew, yellow peach, fig and subtle oak, the palate the best 
   balanced of the three individual wines, with sweet peachy fruit, good acidity and good length.
   91 :: James Halliday :: 2003 Australian Wine Companion

2000 McCutcheon Chardonnay
   Fractionally deeper colour, headed more to yellow-straw; a quite powerful bouquet with a mix of nutty fig and more
   minerally aromas, then a palate which belies the colour, as it has less full-frontal fruit development, yet retains
   fruit sweetness.
   88 :: James Halliday :: 2003 Australian Wine Companion

2000 Wallis Chardonnay
   Medium to full yellow; the bouquet is rich and smooth, with hints of nut, smoke and fig; a big, solidly ripe palate
   with nutty melon flavours tightened up by acidity on the finish.
   88 :: James Halliday :: 2003 Australian Wine Companion

2000 Wallis Pinot Gris
   Rich, musky, full on, exotic styles as exemplified by the Ten Minutes by Tractor Wallis Vineyard Pinot Gris 2000. It'd be
   the wine the judges would want to take away with them to drink. Especially with a Thai green curry.
   Tim White :: Australian Financial Review

10X Wines

2000 10X Chardonnay
   Medium to full yellow-green, quite developed; complex fig, cashew and ripe peach aromas are followed by a
   full-bodied palate, again with fig, white peach and melon fruit; good balance and length.
   92 :: James Halliday :: 2003 Australian Wine Companion

2000 10X Pinot Noir
   Light red-purple; light, spicy/sappy/plummy aromas became increasingly fragrant and complex as the wine sat in the
   glass; the palate, while light bodied, has great texture and length, with a mix of sappy/savoury characters alongside
   strawberry, cherry and plum. Fully deserved its gold medal at the 2001 Victorian Wines Show; also demonstrates the
   danger of judging pinot noir by its colour.
   94 :: James Halliday :: 2003 Australian Wine Companion

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2000 Vintage

Main Ridge Pinot Noir...
Budburst - 29 Aug
Flowering – 21 Nov
Veraison - 8 Feb
Harvest – 31 Mar
Budburst-harvest - 216 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

DORMANT INTERVAL [May-Aug]: Temperatures slightly above average; rainfall about 13% below average. Budburst excellent, good shoot development.
BUDBURST INTERVAL [Sep-Nov]: Temperatures very close to average; rainfall about 12% below average. Moderate flowering conditions, good growth, healthy canopies.
FLORAISON INTERVAL [Dec-Jan]: Temperatures close to average; rainfall well above average (24%) largely due to a wet January (82mm v 38mm avg). Fruit set average, moderate disease pressure.
VERAISON INTERVAL [Feb-Apr]: Temperatures well above average, our warmest Veraison Interval; rainfall 18% below average, March, leading up to harvest on 31st, was one of the driest in our records with about 50% of average rainfall (19mm v 38mm avg). Great ripening period with excellent flavours, low disease pressure.

Early budburst, but flowering, veraison and harvest were all almost exactly average resulting in a slightly longer than average hang time.

Wine quality was generally regarded as excellent; Langton’s rate it 9.

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