Ten Minutes By Tractor "Coolart Road" Pinot Noir 2016👻
Winery: Ten Minutes by Tractor
Region: Mornington Peninsula - Victoria
Winemaker: Imogen Dillon & Martin Spedding
Varietal(s): 100% Pinot Noir
⚠️ Ten Minutes NOT like you know it… Some mistakes make beautiful things sometimes ! A very unique expression of this vineyard, and we love it ! A bit on the wild side with still some carbonic bringing the wine to a new level😉
The Coolart Road vineyard is the earliest picked of the Ten Minutes by Tractor vineyards and typically produces a more fleshy wine.
Made from the MV6 clone in D block on Coolart Road Vineyard this sultry perfumed Pinot Noir displays dark cherry, bramble and earthy notes that is beautifully rounded out by the chewy and grippy tannins. The rich palate keeps giving in the glass now and will in the bottle for some time.
The 2018 vintage was a big contrast to the 2017 vintage; in fact, it was very similar to 2016. The 2018 vintage began with heavier than normal winter rains and cooler temperatures which delayed budburst but warmer spring weather resulted in perfect conditions for flowering leading to very good fruit set and promising high yields. Grapes matured with optimum sugar, flavour and tannin development resulting in high quality parcels from all sites. It was our third earliest harvest, leading to our shortest ever hang time.
• 20% whole bunches • 30 days on skins in concrete • following pressing, the wine was transferred to 17% new 228 litre French oak barrels for 11 months • natural malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and with minimal filteration