Ten Minutes By Tractor McCutcheon Chardonnay 2017

Australia, VIC, Mornington Peninsula
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"McCutcheon (Ridge Block 50%, Lake Block 50%) :: P58 (100%). Whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in 15% new 228 litre French oak barrels. A 10 month aging in barrel with no batonnage to keep wines fresher and more taut. Natural partial (74%) malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and filtered.


As with the other 2017 Ten Minutes by Tractor Chardonnay releases, this is the most refined McCutcheon in living memory, even despite the vineyard tendency for more robust wines. Marzipan and matchstick funk over a palate that is so concentrated and offsets the subtle citrussy acid perfectly. The achingly low yields have delivered so little of this wine, and it’s a shame."

- Ten Minutes By Tractor