Ten Minutes by Tractor 'Judd' 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.
Winemaking :: • The fruit was hand picked, chilled overnight. • Hand sorted and 100% destemmed into a combination of concrete and stainless steel fermenters. • The fruit was cold soaked for approximately 4 days at 12˚C. • A natural ferment managed with a combination of pump overs and plunging. • Fermented on skins for 14 - 20 days and then pressed to tank before being racked to barrel.
A burst of spice, white pepper and potpourri are a welcome entrée to this wine. A mix of strawberry, red plum, dark cherry and star anise glide across the palate. There is a salty meat/charcuterie edge that adds to the lovely savoury/fruit balance of this wine. Fine mineral tannins provide a gentle grip and focus on the finish. TMXT
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - Australia
Region - Victoria
Sun Region - Mornington Peninsula
Extra - Screwcap
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml