Ten Minutes by Tractor 'Down the Hill' Pinot Noir 2021
With a La Niña weather pattern controlling the season, the wet spring and start to the summer delayed bud burst and flowering. Below average temperatures and rainfall over summer allowed the grapes to ripen slowly but evenly, resulting in great concentration of flavour and good natural acidity.
Vineyard Components: Coolart Road 84%, Paradigm Hill 16%
Handpicked and hand sorted and (mostly) destemmed (some whole bunch used in separate parcels) this fruit was fermented in a mixture of concrete and stainless steel fermenters. A cold soak for 4-5 days before a wild yeast fermentation with an average of 14 days on skins. The wine was then pressed to tank and racked to barrel keeping all the individual parcels separate Aged in a combination of old and new puncheons and barriques.
Fruit compote and hints of toasted fennel androsemary lead the way to what is a layered, complex and brooding style of Pinot Noir. Satsuma plum, cherry, cranberry sauce and fine chewy tannins fill the palate and linger.. for some time. TMXT
The Real Review 5 Stars - Top Ranked
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - Australia
Region - Victoria
Sun Region - Mornington Peninsula
Extra - Screwcap
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml