Round and red-fruited through the mid palate, this is every bit the classic, generous Mornington Pinot, yet with subtle mushroom nuances and a flutter of compact, but real tannins. A fantastic wine from a great winery.
Ten Minutes by Tractor is located in the wonderful Mornington Peninsula, on the outskirts of Melbourne, which can challenge Burgundy for the quality and elegance of its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. The winery was started in 1997 with three vineyards in Main Ridge, all ten minutes by tractor apart, hence the name.
Since then, Martin and Karen Spedding have added four more vineyards that have a diverse range of microclimates from across the Mornington Peninsula. Each of these vineyard sites are home to different aspects, slopes, soils, altitude and varying influences from the cool maritime breezes that wind their way through the valleys. These little differences; all the things that make their vineyards distinct mean that while they may only be ten minutes by tractor from each other, they are a world apart.
Under the expert guidance of winemaker Imogen Dillon, the terroir, cool climate of Mornington Peninsula and distinct sense of place is expressed in each of their highly acclaimed wines. Easily the prettiest 10X Pinot in some years, this entrée to the Ten Minutes by Tractor Pinot range is a hugely likeable wine.
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