"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 (and producing what we expect to be Bindi’s best fruit and therefore an individual wine from its best parcels) 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 with most vats being run as un-inoculated ferments. 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.” – Producer Notes
“Bright, clear, very light magenta red; shies away from any obvious signs of extraction, relying on gentle handling to place all the emphasis on delicacy and purity; the aromas and flavours are entirely in a red fruit spectrum, the tannins gossamer-like, oak staying as far out of the picture as possible. 93 Points/Drink by 2020” – James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion