2017 10X Sauvignon Blanc
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, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
The long and slow vintage has played into this wine’s favour, delivering a tension between acidity and texture that is genuinely enjoyable. A lift of passionfruit, lemon curd and a little meringue, the palate driven by taut, citrussy natural acidity but with a softer edge that makes it fresh and inviting. A stand-out. Andrew Graham [May 2018, commissioned by TMBT]
Hand picked 7 April 2017. Clones F14V9 (68%) and H5V10 (32%) from our Judd (100%) vineyard. Yield 6.3 tonnes/ha (2.6 t/acre, ~37 hl/ha).
Grapes hand-harvested in early April 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 10 month aging in barrel with no bâtonnage to keep wines fresher and more taut. Natural partial (55%) malolactic fermentation before bottling lightly fined and filtered.
Food Pairing Notes
Coconut green prawn curry. Serve at 6–9°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.