Our Estate wines are those which express regional origin with barrel selections from individual vineyards merging their specific attributes into a coalescence which harmoniously blends into a whole. These wines represent what we believe to be the best expression of a Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir or Chardonnay each vintage. The aim is not to seek the individuality of the single vineyards, rather we liken our Estate Wines to a “field blend”, albeit one created at the tasting bench in the barrel room but nonetheless a blend of clones from a wide variety of individual vineyard blocks.
[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 - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003 [Reserve], 2002 [Reserve]
Now a blend of four vineyards, the Estate Chardonnay takes a different tack this year, the vintage warmth delivering a wine that has more width and volume. There’s an extra edge of white chocolate on the nose this year too, though backed with a more traditional white peach and nectarine that is the Ten Minutes by Tractor trademark. Underneath, it’s a broadly proportioned wine with a notable depth of flavour this year – a more full-throttle Estate Chardonnay – though with plenty of acidity to carry off the style. Andrew Graham [February 2018, commissioned by TMBT]
Hand picked 4-24 March 2016. Clones P58 (70%) and I10V1 (30%) from our Wallis (34%), Kentucky (30%), McCutcheon (19%) and Judd (17%) vineyards. Yield 5.93 tonnes/ha (2.4 t/acre, ~36hl/ha).
• 100% whole bunch pressed
• 100% wild yeast fermentation in 19% new French oak barriques
• natural partial (83%) MLF
• bottled unfined after light filtration following 11 months of oak maturation
Food Pairing Notes
Creamed salmon roe, with richness to match the wine. Serve at 10–13°C.