2017 10X Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
Mornington Peninsula
Harvest Date
Hand picked 4 March 2017
Sugar At Harvest
22.0° Brix (12.2° Baumé)
TA (finished)
8.1 g/l
pH (finished)
3.18
Aging
11 months in old 228 litre French oak (light toast; Sirugue) and 600 litre Austrian oak (Stockinger) barrels
Fermentation
Wild yeast
Bottling Date
12 February 2018
Residual Sugar
Dry (1.7 g/l)
Best drinking
2018-2023
Alcohol %
13.0

2017 10X Chardonnay

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 - 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004,  2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The most approachable of the Ten Minutes by Tractor Chardonnay wines, and here in a very lively form that is unquestionably fresh. Very much shaped by the underlying grapefruit acidity, with oak a distant influence in the background. A lively, Chablis-inspired wine of citrussy vitality and with a clear varietal stamp that will only become more prominent with time in bottle. Andrew Graham [May 2018, commissioned by TMBT]
Production Notes
Hand picked 4 March 2017. Clone P58 (100%) from our Osborn Vineyard. Yield 3.2 tonnes/ha (1.3 t/acre, ~19 hl/ha).
Winemaker Notes
Grapes hand-harvested in early March and transferred to press via gravity before being whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in old oak, some 228 litre French oak barrels, some 600 litre Austrian oak barrels. An 11 month aging in barrel with no bâtonnage to keep wines fresher and more taut. Natural partial (19%) malolactic fermentation before bottling lightly fined and filtered.
Food Pairing Notes
Smoked trout in the classic Chablis mode. Serve at 7–10°C.
Production
196 dozen
Vintage Notes
2017

The 2017 vintage was a big contrast to the record early harvest of 2016. Sugar and flavour development progressed at a much slower and steadier rate than recent vintages. The cold and wet spring weather around flowering resulted in lower than average yields. Excellent weather over summer and early autumn resulted in hang time being close to average and saw long, slow ripening – perfect for our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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