Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate ‘Up the Hill’ Pinot Noir 2022
Selected from our Main Ridge vineyards – ‘up the hill’, this wine speaks of the subregion with lifted spice – hints of cinnamon, cardamon and crushed autumn leaves intertwined with a potpourri of strawberry, red fruit, rose petal & violets. A mouth filling palate with beautiful balance and length.
The 2022 season started with a very wet and variable spring before and during flowering, resulting in small bunches and berries and reduced yields across most sites. However, the exceptional summer and autumn months that followed provided perfect ripening conditions, resulting in great concentration, colour and striking flavours across all varieties.
Fruit was hand-sorted by our winery team. Each parcel was cold soaked before a wild yeast fermentation, 16-20 days on skins in a combination of concrete and stainless-steel fermenters. Pressed off into new and older oak in both barrique and puncheon oak formats. Natural malolactic fermentation.
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