Winery: Ten Minutes by Tractor
Region: Mornington Peninsula - Victoria
Winemaker: Richard McIntyre, Jeremy Magyar & Martin Spedding
Varietal(s): 100% Chardonnay
The Wallis vineyard produces a very particular expression of Chardonnay that, each year, stands out in the Ten Minutes by Tractor range. It has a high toned finesse that is immediately recognisable when placed alongside the muscular McCutcheon wine, and this architectural filigree is one of the wine’s principal pleasures.The nose here, for example, is immediately expressive of minerals as much as herbs and citrus - it has a curiously piercing note of struck flint that provides a beautiful edge to the wine’s aroma. Smelling this is like exploring a rock- strewn road on a bright winter’s day - lines are etched and sensations sharpened, the whole bright and cool at the same time. There are deeper wells of aroma here, but these remain firmly recessed.