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