Bindi Wines 2018 Mixed 6 Pack (Macedon Ranges, Victoria)
The 2018 season has produced beautifully balanced and expressive wines. The season was neither cool nor hot and the balance in the weather and vines is evident in the charm and beauty of the wines. All the 2018s have a long life ahead of them yet will drink beautifully as they age.
3 x Bindi Kostas Rind Chardonnay 2018
3 x Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir 2018
2018 Bindi Kostas Rind Chardonnay
As is normal, each barrel was filled directly from the press tray and a small amount of So2 was added. The wild yeast generally take five days to begin to ferment the sugars and most barrels took five to six weeks to complete the fermentation. The wine spent 11 months in barrel. The 2018 is a very strong continuation of a run of fine wines from this area of the 1988 chardonnay planting featuring volcanic soil over clay. The wine is bright with vibrant lemon, lime leaf and grapefruit aromas mixing in with creamy, spicy and gently nutty elements. The palate is mouth filling, fresh, intense, creamy, chalky and very long. As it
breathes it becomes even more vibrant and shows terrific energy and tension. For sure, this wine will improve for a decade however even another twelve months will be of great benefit.
2018 Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir
As is usual, the fruit was fermented in open vats with 5% bunch inclusion and 95% de-stemmed berries. The wild yeasts typically take three to four days to begin the fermentation and after a few weeks on skins the wine moves to barrel for the malolactic conversion in the winter. The 2018 Dixon spent 11 months in barrel. The 2018 is right on form for this wine made up from two plantings at Bindi, one in 1988, the other in 2001. It is high on the deliciousness scale and combines a level of intensity and balance that will ensure a decade and more of fine drinking. The nose is very fragrant and displays lots of red berries and also some blue and darker berry notes. There are also some lovely spice, earthy and creamy notes. The palate is fresh, flowing and seamless with lovely tannin and fruit weight carrying the finish. Another couple of years will see this wine really settle and become even more flowing but it is very delicious now.