2015 Ten Minutes By Tractor 10X Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Region
Mornington Peninsula
Harvest Date
13 April 2015
Sugar At Harvest
23.3° (12.9° Baumé)
TA (finished)
6.8 g/l
pH (finished)
3.26
Aging
7 months in old French oak barriques
Fermentation
Wild yeat
Bottling Date
8 December 2015
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.48 g/l)
Best drinking
2016-2021
Alcohol %
14.0

2015 Ten Minutes By Tractor 10X Sauvignon Blanc

Our 10X wines are designed as easy drinking examples of what the Mornington Peninsula can produce. They may have been picked from younger vines or at slightly different times to achieve slightly different characteristics and, as a general rule, they see less new oak and spend less time in oak during maturation.

The end result is more approachable, more accessible and more immediately rewarding; the wines have a delicious freshness and clarity. 

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[A 10% discount applies to purchases of 12 or more bottles of this wine, or a mixed case of 12 or more bottles of Estate and/or 10X wines]

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Back vintages of this wine - 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Ten Minutes by Tractor has always had a different take on Sauvignon Blanc; not so wilfully perverse as to call into question the nature of the grape, but distinct enough to provide a different view into this most celebrated yet divisive of varieties. A drinker accustomed to a more trans-Tasman take on the variety might smell this and know what it is while marvelling that they’ve never smelled a Sauvignon Blanc quite like it. That, needless to say, is the point - to engage with variety and region and winemaking in equal measure, and draw out the uniqueness of this particular version of the varietal wine. It’s piercingly aromatic but with a firm tilt to the mineral, herbal spectrum, keeping more vulgar aspects at bay while still releasing wisps of passionfruit into the mix. Think of a herb garden just after a summer shower and you’d be on the right track. In the mouth, there’s a particular fullness that swells on the middle palate and gives sharp, citrus-herb flavours nice drive and carry. This isn’t an overwhelming wine, which may come as some relief to those who don’t often have a taste for this variety, but there’s trademark acid and some gorgeous texture through the finish that should ensure ease of matching with a variety of food. Indeed, this is a wine one might reasonably label a “food wine,” as it cries out for company of a similarly fresh, zesty character. A nice, gentle lemon curd finish carries the wine through to a squeaky clean close. Julian Coldrey [March 2016, commissioned by TMBT]
Production Notes
Hand picked 13 April 2015. Clones F14V9 (75%) and H5V10 (25%) from our Judd vineyard. Yield 4.6 tonnes/ha (1.9 t/acre, ~27.6hl/ha).
Winemaker Notes
Grapes hand-harvested in mid April and transferred to press via gravity before being whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in old French oak barriques. Throughout a 7 month maturation period in barrel, lees were stirred and a natural partial malolactic fermentation proceeded with the onset of spring. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Drink this by the case with pan-fried whiting (perhaps fresh from the day’s haul) and a herb salad. Serve at 6–9°C.
Production
358 dozen
Vintage Notes
2015

Following heavy rainfalls in the winter of 2014, vintage 2015 growing conditions were exceptional. Mild and consistent temperatures over the summer and a cool and dry autumn produced beautiful fruit, balanced yields and healthy canopies. The resulting wines have bright fruit, great balance and persistence. One of our very best vintages. Yields were well up on the previous vintage (overall 4.6 t/ha or 1.9t/acre compared to 2.1 t/ha or 0.8 t/acre).

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