2016 Wallis Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Mornington Peninsula
Harvest Date
5-8 March 2016
Sugar At Harvest
22.0-22.8° Brix (12.2-12.7° Baumé
TA (finished)
6.6 g/l
pH (finished)
11 months in 25% new French oak barriques
Wild yeast
Bottling Date
February 2017
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.74 g/l)
Best drinking
Alcohol %

2016 Wallis Chardonnay

From our Wallis Vineyard. Typically lithe and slender; minerally, precise, linear, detailed and lean. A characteristic spicy savouriness superimposed with peach and pineapple.

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SKU: 16WalCH

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Previous vintages of this wine - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The archetypal Ten Minutes By Tractor Chardonnay and in classic form here. Wallis typically has more acidity, and this year it has delivered a perfectly poised wine. An unmistakeable edge of Sao and a dash of caramel on the nose, the full palate flush with butterscotch flavours, the acidity a further punch after a power packed middle. Light on its feet, yet a seriously powerful wine in top form. Andrew Graham [February 2018, commissioned by TMBT]
Production Notes
Hand picked 5-8 March 2016. Clone P58 (100%) from the Tree Block (100%) on our Wallis vineyard. Yield 4.62 tonnes/ha (1.9 t/acre, ~28hl/ha).
Winemaker Notes
• 100% whole bunch pressed • 100% wild yeast fermentation in 25% new French oak barriques • natural complete (>95%) MLF • bottled unfined after light filtration following 11 months of oak maturation
Food Pairing Notes
Lime kingfish with crème fraiche. The white fish is perfect for such a refined wine, but with enough power to match the wine. Serve at 10–13°C.
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Vintage Notes

After a very cold winter, the 2016 growing season had the highest average maximum temperature (23ºC v 21.8ºC avg), earliest flowering (10 days earlier than average) and harvest dates(23 days earlier than average) on record, lowest growing season rainfall (211mm v 348mm avg) and shortest hang time (budburst-harvest; 21 days shorter than average). The result was a dry and warm vintage with good yields.

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