2012 Ten Minutes by Tractor Judd Mornington Peninsula Australia Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 225 cases. Originally started by three family owned vineyards that were 10 minutes apart by tractor. A relatively warm site with a steep and high vineyard location. Four clones first planted in 1997. Record veraison to harvest interval (70 days compared to an average of 57 days). 20 days on skins, aged 14 months in new and used French oak barrels. Winemaker is Martin Spedding and assistant winemaker is Jeremy Maygar. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of black raspberry, black plum, rose petal and stalk. Plenty of power and length on the mid palate with impressive finishing intensity. The flavors of black raspberry, black currant and plum reflect a warmer site. The wine has good harmony with balanced tannins, a silky mouthfeel, and a lengthy, generous finish. Score: 90. Reviewed September 14, 2014

Winery: Ten Minutes by Tractor
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