Ten Minutes by Tractor Trahere Chardonnay 2021


A wet spring with moderate temperatures resulted in good healthy canopies with lower than average yields across all our vineyards. Higher than average rainfall and moderate temperatures over the summer, together with some dry spells, resulted in slow ripening and concentration of flavour and good acidity. This vintage has produced some wonderful wines with great concentration and fine detail.

Handpicked and hand sorted before a gentle whole bunch press. The juice was settled in stainless steel for 24 hours before being racked to barrel, taking the light fluffy lees as well, and a wild fermentation.

The malolactic fermentation was natural and each barrel stopped, based on taste and balance. After 10 months, individual barrels and components were carefully selected (20% new oak) before being blended and filtered into bottle.

“Bright light to medium depth yellow colour, the bouquet wonderfully detailed with several variations on citrus, especially lemon and grapefruit, plus hints of beeswax and lightly toasted hazelnuts. Oak is seamlessly integrated. In the mouth, very intense and yet refined and light on its feet, with refreshing properties and tremendous persistence. A great chardonnay. (50% Spedding vineyard, 33% McCutcheon, 17% Judd. 20% new oak)” – 98 Points – Huon Hooke – The Real Review

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Region: Australia, Mornington Peninsula   Victoria  

Categories: White, Chardonnay

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