Ten Minutes by Tractor, 10X Chardonnay

Ten Minutes By Tractor

2018
Mornington Peninsula
Ten Minutes by Tractor is the convergence of a series of journeys that began almost 30 years ago, a series of individual threads that fortuitously came together over time to create the winery that exists today. We are defined by place, three vineyards, only ten minutes by tractor apart in space and time, but separated by aspect and altitude, by slope and soil, by the winds which flow through the valleys running south into Bass Strait. Cool places. Elegant places. Places defined, in our minds, by the wines we make from each and which seem to be a world apart. Provenance, from the Latin provenire meaning “to come from”, is, in our world, the essential component of who we are and what we do. Since the founding families first chose three unique sites for vineyards, we have focussed on making wine that is specific to our place, to the Mornington Peninsula, to Main Ridge and to individual blocks on individual vineyards. Our Estate is defined by these vineyards and the others that we have added since. We invite you to share in our journey in exploring the unique character and potential of each of our vineyards, the evolution of our winemaking and our wines. Yellow stone fruit led by nectarines with a handy white peach cameo. Roasted nuts and vanilla cream add to the texture though it has a coarse feel on the palate. A citrus twist calmly rolls in whilst the generosity of the fruit cannot be denied. The vibrant acidity sits’ completely in sync with the fruit. Good hang time, though warming, preceeded by a gentle lick of ginger type spice and citrus pith on the finish. Alcohol - 13%
Variety
Chardonnay
Alcohol-abv
13%
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Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria's most important wine regions, located an hour's drive south of Melbourne on the southern coast of Australia. It is one of Australia's coolest winegrowing regions and elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines are the main output.

The region covers the land that sits between Port Phillip Bay and the Bass Strait, creating a peninsula on the southern edge of Victoria. Although there were attempts at serious winegrowing here in the late 19th century, Mornington Peninsula is comparatively new to wine, with commercial viticulture only starting to take shape in the 1970s when a handful of independent producers realized the region's potential. Their success inspired others to follow, sparking a rapid growth in the local wine industry, and Mornington Peninsula received its GI (Geographical Indication) status in 1997.

Mornington Peninsula's reputation is based on the high quality of the wine it produces from cool climate varieties – especially Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Other aromatic varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Gris and Viognier are also grown here

Australia

Australia is an extremely important wine producing country, both in terms of quality and the scale of its wine economy. Wine Australia's 2018 annual report describes it as the sixth largest wine producer in the world. The more well-known wine regions in Australia are located in the states of South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia. The wine regions in each of these states produce different types and styles of wines that take advantage of the particular area’s terroir.

Its vast size and huge range of climatic and geographical conditions, makes it one of the most versatile wine-growing countries in the world. Overall, the climate is affected by its southerly latitude, but regional features such as altitude and proximity to the oceans also play a significant role.

This variety of growing conditions results in a broad portfolio of wine styles. By way of illustration, blockbuster Shiraz is produced in the Barossa Valley in South Australia. The neighboring Eden Valley, at higher altitudes, is the home of many of Australia's best Rieslings. The Clare Valley portfolio also ranges from gutsy reds to elegant Riesling and Chardonnay.

Coastal influenced areas using cooler climate grapes include Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Further north, the moderating influence of the sea on the Fleurieu Peninsula produces a Mediterranean climate. The portfolio of grape varieties reflects this. 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of the mainland, Tasmania is best known for graceful Pinot Noir and sparkling wines.