Ten Minutes by Tractor (Mornington Peninsula)
❁ Ten Minutes by Tractor (Mornington Peninsula) www.tenminutesbytractor.com.au
Martin Spedding 1333 Mornington-Flinders Road, Main Ridge, VIC 3928
Tel: 03 5967 1428 Fax: 03 5967 1146
Ten Minutes by Tractor derives its name from three vineyards, each owned by (and named after) the founding families and located 10 minutes apart from each other. In 2004, businessman Martin Spedding bought Ten Minutes by Tractor, entering into long-term leases with the families to secure the fruit. Since 2008, fruit is also sourced from the younger Spedding Vineyard which, farmed organically from the outset, was certified organic in 2009. Though the wines are made by Richard McIntyre at MOOROODUC ESTATE, they are quite different from McIntyre’s own label, with more acid drive and finer tannins, reflecting the vineyards’ location within the Main Ridge sub-region, one of the coolest and highest parts of the Mornington Peninsula. In addition to the estate’s vibrant 10X Pinot Noir and 10X Chardonnay, both vineyard blends, Ten Minutes by Tractor produces single vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays which reflect the different altitude, aspect and clone of each site. At 206m (at its highest point) the Judd vineyard is the more elevated, cooler site and produces a particularly lifted, floral Pinot Noir. The McCutcheon vineyard (highest point 200m) is closer in style to Judd, while the Wallis vineyard (highest point 142m) tends to produce Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of great depth of flavour. Though the single vineyard range is very good, it is a little pricier than other leading wines from the region. The range also includes a 10X Pinot Gris and 10X Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc (the latter not tasted). (SA)
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