2017 10X Pinot Gris
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.
[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, 2001
A particularly gentle edition of the 10X Pinot Gris that emphasises freshness and delicacy, featuring a kiss of white peach fruit, and a subtle and refined palate. It’s perhaps a quieter wine this year, but with a sense that the reserved palate will unfurl further in the bottle as it gains weight. Certainly a fresh and long style all the same. Andrew Graham [May 2018, commissioned by TMBT]
Hand picked 7-23 March 2017. Clone D1V7 (100%) from our Winebar (48%), Osborn (23%), Spedding (16%) and Wallis (13%) vineyards. Yield 4.2 tonnes/ha (1.7 t/acre, ~25.2hl/ha).
Grapes hand-harvested through mid March and transferred to press via gravity before being whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in old 228 litre French oak barrels. A 9 month aging in barrel with no bâtonnage to keep wines fresher and more taut. Natural partial (10%) malolactic fermentation before bottling lightly fined and filtered.
Food Pairing Notes
A cold chicken salad – something not too heavy. Serve at 10–13°C.
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.