Ten Minutes By Tractor 'Wallis' Chardonnay 2018
We enjoyed a wonderful Zoom tasting with the Ten Minutes By Tractor team in mid-October. They had generously sent up half bottles of all the single vineyard wines (We had become used to receiving 50ml eyedropper samples). The Wallis Chardonnay was the standout favourite from all the wines tasted.
The Wallis vineyard is one of the most southerly in mainland Australia and thereby the most “oceanic”. We are guessing the salt in the air helps with the crystalline, saline quality in the wine. Fresh lemon citrus, green apple, bright perfumed white flowers. Super fine with tight white stone fruit, lemon, a hint of grapefruit and cashew nut with a precise high acid kicker to close. Awesome and highly recommended. Very limited, as always. Ian Cook, FWC