Ten Minutes by Tractor 'Wallis' Chardonnay 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: Fruit was handpicked and hand sorted, the fruit then chilled overnight. • Whole bunch pressed to stainless steel. • The juice was settled for 24 hrs then racked to barrel taking the light fluffy lees. • Fermented using indigenous yeasts. • Partial natural malolactic fermentation 73%. • Some occasional bâtonnage to individual barrels.
Aromas of flint and orange blossom lead to a silky, fine palate with elements of marmalade and grapefruit. There is a lovely purity and balance to this wine which reflects it class and years of toil in the vineyard. A linear line of acid underlying the fruit adds precision and a lovely persistence to the wine. TMXT
Variety - Chardonnay
Country - Australia
Region - Victoria
Sun Region - Mornington Peninsula
Extra - Screwcap
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml