Ten Minutes By Tractor McCutcheon Pinot Noir 2017

Australia, VIC, Mornington Peninsula
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"McCutcheon (Ridge Block 100%) :: MV6 (100%). 100% destemmed with 100% whole berries. Indigenous yeast ferment with some plunging towards the end of the ferment. Following pressing, the wine was transferred to 33% new 228 litre French oak barrels for 11 months. Natural 100% malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and with minimal filtration.


Easily the spiciest McCutcheon to date, with a bony edge you don’t typically see in the powerful, masculine wines from this site. A little leafiness that is easy to (incorrectly) pick as a whole bunch character, but with a coiled, dark fruit power (and lots of acidity) underneath. There’s a brooding wine just below the surface here, just needing time to unfurl."


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