Wine of the week: Bindi releases
It’s always a great time of year when we get the new releases in from Bindi – owned and established by the Dhillon family, they’ve been making beautiful wine from the Macedon Ranges for decades now. It’s our absolute pleasure to get these into our stores and into your cellars and wine glasses!
2018 Bindi Kostas Rind Chardonnay, $66
Outstanding Chardonnay, taken from Bindi’s 1988-planted vineyard which sits on volcanic soil over clay. Barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts, this sees a further eleven months of barrel maturaiton prior to release. Vibrant lemon & grapefruit alongside a mouth-filling creamy character, great intensity, and a long finish. This is one for the cellar and will develop beautifully over the next ten years (alternatively, pop it away for the next 12 months then pat yourself on the back as you enjoy the fruits of time a year from now!).
2018 Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir, $66
From two different plantings at Bindi – planted in 1988 and 2001 respectively – the Dixon Pinot Noir release is always a delight. Fruit is mostly de-stemmed, with a 5% whole bunch inclusion, and of which brings a beautiful balance of aromatics and fruit intensity. Incredibly fragrant with red berries, blueberry, spice and earth. Perfect to pop in the cellar but also drinking beautifully right now!
2015 Bindi Kaye Pinot Noir, $108
The Kaye vineyard – planted in 2001 – is the most elevated site of Bindi’s vineyards, with its soils comprised of shattered quartz and mudstone with snippets of fertile volcanic soil. 2015 was a particularly notable season, and this wine shows the delicious fruits of that labour. Floral nose with red fruits and spice, a great tannic structure, a complex juiciness and an utterly outstanding wine.
Macedon Ranges, prices as marked
Limited stock across stores (arrival in TAS & ACT stores may be delayed by a week)
Price is valid for two weeks unless sold out prior