Normally one has to hock a kidney to buy Bindi - -but this entry level label makes it almost a Tuesday night night impulse choice.
Styling with the very best of the blue-bloods, this wine is majestic, glowing and glorious.
Wine Front 95 points.
The classic Bindi Pinot signature of perfume and red fruits is immediately evident here. There are also some darker fruit notes and spice aromas giving added complexity. The balance of roses, red and dark cherry, raspberry youthfulness with more earthy and savoury complexities is very pleasing at this early stage. The palate is fleshy, supple and silky with fine tannins and balanced acidity carrying the fruit for a long finish. There is so much appeal right now it's hard to recommend cellaring however another three years will give added complexity and it will drink well for a decade.
The Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir is based upon declassified grapes from the Original Vineyard planted in 1988 and grapes from the new Block K, planted in 2001. The ideal of this wine is to produce a delicious, perfumed, spicy harmonious, textured wine that is not as intense, complex nor ageworthy as our individual vineyard wines. Even when the outstanding Block K vines are older we will continue to declassify sections or barrels from each vineyard and produce this wine.
The wine is fermented the same way as our other Pinot Noirs in that it is ostensibly 100% de-stemmed and gently worked in small open vats. The wine spends 11 months in French barrels, of which about 10-15% is new.
Production varies from 500-700 dozen per vintage.
This wine was formerly called Bindi Composition Pinot Noir.