Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir 2017


"one of the greatest small producers in Australia" - James Halliday

Australia, VIC, Macedon Ranges
750mL
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"The 2017 Dixon Pinot Noir is perfumed and floral, with notes of roses and cherries entwined on the nose and palate. It's light to medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a wonderfully delicate, ethereal texture that persists into a complex tea-like finish. I suspect it will gain additional complexity with a few years of cellaring, but there's no real need to defer gratification. The 20% new French oak is scarcely noticeable."


Wine Advocate, Feb 2019


 

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.


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