Ten Minutes by Tractor – 2016 single vineyard Mornington Peninsula (and Tasmania) pinot noirs

Ten Minutes by Tractor have again managed to produce a number of high quality, interesting and varied single vineyard pinot noirs, this time from the 2016 vintage. ¬†This is a warm and early vintage in the Mornington Peninsula as outlined in my post on the whites (see here) and the vineyards are the same, withContinue reading “Ten Minutes by Tractor – 2016 single vineyard Mornington Peninsula (and Tasmania) pinot noirs”

Ten Minutes by Tractor – 2016 chardonnay single vineyard and estate wines

Ten Minutes by Tractor provide a wonderful level of detail about their wines and I think rightly are a reference source for the Mornington Peninsula region. ¬†Winemaking and viticulture aside, the key “macro” influences in this region are whether the vineyard is located “up the hill” or “down the hill” and the weather conditions ofContinue reading “Ten Minutes by Tractor – 2016 chardonnay single vineyard and estate wines”

Paringa Estate Mornington Peninsula Riesling 2004

The Mornington Peninsula is firmly wedded now to pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot gris. ¬†But there’s still a smattering of other varieties planted for the curious. ¬†Here for example is a riesling from Paringa Estate on the Peninsula (better known for pinot noir and perhaps shiraz), bottled under screw cap and now with 13 yearsContinue reading “Paringa Estate Mornington Peninsula Riesling 2004”

Five new release Australian chardonnays from five different regions

I tasted today through five Australian new release chardonnays, all blind, with prices ranging from $22 to $68. The average quality level in Australian chardonnay is very good indeed if you are able to spend $20 or more per bottle. The cooler climate regions of the Mornington Peninsula and Orange shone more brightly than theContinue reading “Five new release Australian chardonnays from five different regions”

Ten Minutes by Tractor Coolart Road Pinot Noir 2015

I am going to go out on a limb with this wine: this is the best Mornington Peninsula pinot noir I have tasted to date. ¬†From a single vineyard in the Moorooduc/Tuerong subregion of the Mornington Peninsula, the 2015 vintage is a feminine style of pinot noir with plush aromatics of spice, cherry and earth.Continue reading “Ten Minutes by Tractor Coolart Road Pinot Noir 2015”

Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Pinot Noir 2015

The 2015 vintage is a good one in the Mornington Peninsula. ¬†Ten Minutes by Tractor’s Estate pinot noir is a blend of pinot noir from this estate’s various vineyards, mostly from Coolart Road and the Wallis vineyard. ¬†The grapes are fully destemmed, and the wine sees 20% new oak. ¬†In the glass, the wine hasContinue reading “Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Pinot Noir 2015”