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Ten Minutes by Tractor 'Up the Hill' Pinot Noir 2021

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The Wine

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: Wallis (25%), McCutcheon (22%), Judd (19%), Spedding (34%) 

Handpicked and hand sorted and (mostly) destemmed (some whole bunch used in separate parcels) • Cold soak for 4-5 days • Wild yeast fermentation in a mixture of concrete and stainless steel fermenters. • 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

Selected from our Main Ridge vineyards –‘up the hill', this wine speaks of the subregion with lifted spice – hints of cinnamon, cardamon and crushed autumn leaves intertwined with a potpourri of strawberry, red fruit, rose petal & violets. A mouth filling palate with beautiful balance and length. TMXT


The Details
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - Australia
Region - Victoria
Sun Region - Mornington 
Extra - Screwcap
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml

About the Wine Maker

Ten Minutes by Tractor’s first labelled vintage took place in 2000, a partnership of 3 family owned vineyards coming together to produce wine for the first time under one label. Martin and Karen Spedding purchased the company in 2004 retaining the personal and commercial relationships with the founding growers of which you can find their names immortalised on some of the single vineyard bottlings each year. Fast forward to current day and Ten Minutes by Tractor has solidified themselves amongst some of the most sought after producers of the Mornington Peninsula producers along with arguably some of the best single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir bottlings in Australia. The epicentre of the winery’s history is firmly rooted in the subregion of Main Ridge, where several of their single vineyard wines are sourced from alongside owned and leased vineyards around Balnarring + Merricks.