Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Ten Minutes by Tractor have succeeded here with sauvignon blanc from the the Mornington Peninsula.  The grapes were whole bunch pressed, fermented with wild yeasts and saw ~9 months in old French oak.  More Pouilly-Fumé than Marlborough in style, the 2014 10X sauvignon blanc has stoney, saline aromatics.  The palate is fresh with notes ofContinue reading “Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Sauvignon Blanc 2014”

Francis Blanchet Calcite Pouilly Fumé 2014

April is a beautiful month in Melbourne; calm, the worst of the summer heat is gone and the cold is rousing but not yet threatening.  Perfect for sitting outside and tasting some whites.  This white is from Francis Blanchet in Pouilly Fumé, and I’ve previously enjoyed the 2012 (reviewed here).  Pouilly Fumé is one ofContinue reading “Francis Blanchet Calcite Pouilly Fumé 2014”

Francis Blanchet Calcite Pouilly Fumé 2012

Happy new year!  Francis Blanchet here has produced a very good sauvignon blanc from the Pouilly Fumé appellation in the Loire Valley.  Grown on kimmeridgian clay soils similar to some of the soils in Chablis, it had me reflecting that this wine smells and tastes as it should.  The aromatics remind of smoke, minerals, andContinue reading “Francis Blanchet Calcite Pouilly Fumé 2012”