Winery: Ten Minutes by Tractor
Region: Mornington Peninsula - Victoria
Winemaker: Imogen Dillon & Martin Spedding
Varietal(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
"It’s piercingly aromatic but with a firm tilt to the mineral, herbal spectrum, keeping more vulgar aspects at bay while still releasing wisps of passionfruit into the mix. Think of a herb garden just after a summer shower and you’d be on the right track. In the mouth, there’s a particular fullness that swells on the middle palate and gives sharp, citrus-herb flavours nice drive and carry. There’s trademark acid and some gorgeous texture through the finish that should ensure ease of matching with a variety of food. Indeed, this is a wine one might reasonably label a “food wine,” as it cries out for company of a similarly fresh, zesty character. A nice, gentle lemon curd finish carries the wine through to a squeaky clean close."
Clones F14V9 (75%) and H5V10 (25%) from our Judd vineyard. Grapes hand-harvested in mid April and transferred to press via gravity before being whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in old French oak barriques. Throughout a 7 month maturation period in barrel, lees were stirred and a natural partial malolactic fermentation proceeded with the onset of spring. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling.