Bindi & Ata Rangi - Titans of Pinot and More - New Wines

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    Bindi, Bass Phillip and Ata Rangi really need no introduction, they are all so famous and so sought after. Get in quickly, these makers have NEVER been in better form!  CheersRandall

    Ata Rangi 2020 Pinot Noir
    Offer: $109

    "A complex wine from the outset with gently reductive notes and modern oak spice threading into fresh cherry, spiced bread, rose, forest wood and blood orange, as well as darker cherry notes. The palate tells the full story. This displays real power and definition with clear-cut and powerful tannins. The intensity of the red-cherry fruit is impressive and the way it occupies the finish with length and uplift is the thing that defines great pinot noir per se. Strong vintage. Drink over the next decade." 98pts! - James Suckling 
    We are told by Ata Rangi that this is the #1 2020 Martinborough Pinot Noir by Huon Hooke.

    Bindi

    "Few Australians come closer to the Burgundy model of the vigneron than Michael Dhillon of Bindi." - Huon Hooke, Decanter

    "It was mid March 2021 and the growing season in southern Victoria was displaying all the hallmarks of another classic La Niña year: cool, wet and slow. If only the weather would warm up and get the buggers ripe! ‘And then’, says Michael Dhillon of Bindi Wines in the Macedon Ranges, ‘during the last week of March and the first week of April, we had 25, 27 degrees [Celsius] every day, and 8 to 10 degrees every night. We went from 7 out of 10 potential vintage quality to 9 out of 10 potential vintage quality in two weeks. It dialled it up that fast. The grapes had good acidity because they had been sitting there for a long time – and we still had the cold nights – but we also then built flavour, sugar and tannin density in the skins over those last two weeks very well.'" - Max Allen & Michael Dhillon on the 2021 vintage, jancisrobinson.com

    These wines are expected to arrive in store late next week!

    Dhillon 2022 Glenhope Macedon Ranges Rosé
    Offer: $38

    "This Grenache from Heathcote received a few hours skin contact while being gently pressed, fermented without the addition of yeast to dryness in old French barrels and spent five months maturing on yeast lees. It is a delicately coloured rosé, fresh and fragrant of roses, red currant and under-ripe strawberry with a vibrant, dry, textured palate. It balances the line of having enough texture and flavour without having too much." - Michael Dhillon, winemaker

    Dhillon 2022 Glenhope Macedon Ranges Chardonnay
    Offer: $38

    "This new project has given us the opportunity to enjoy making another Macedon Ranges Chardonnay, this time from the north of the region on granite soil. The grapes come from 25 year old vines and the wine is made in the usual Bindi way; 100% wild yeast barrel fermentation, 30% new oak, and ageing for ten months on solids and lees. The wine is bright and combines citrus, white flowers, nectarine and complex nutty/mealy elements. The palate is fresh, tight, chalky, gently creamy and intense. It will gain increased texture and complexity with five years cellaring and be delicious beyond." - Michael Dhillon, winemaker

    Dhillon 2022 Col Mountain Heathcote Grenache
    Offer: $39

    "The Col Mountain Grenache project has been revelatory for us. The deep red and incredibly rocky soils of this special vineyard combine with the moderately warm climate to produce Grenache with brilliant raspberry and red cherry vibrancy and a seductive rose aroma. Spice, pomegranate and rhubarb elements add complexity. This is a medium weight wine of excellent harmony and purity that shows terrific balance between fruit intensity and delicacy. It is a smooth and flowing wine. It has become a personal favourite, for it buys in to the “warm climate Pinot” nature of fine, fruit pure Grenache. Delicious!" - Michael Dhillon, winemaker

    Pyrette 2021 Heathcote Shiraz
    Offer: $37

    "From the Colbinabbin Vineyard in Heathcote, the Pyrette Shiraz has long been a favourite for winelovers across the country. Fermentation is in 1,000-litre open vats with wild yeasts, before maturation in French oak barrels, 10% new, for a year. The colour is a violent purple. This wine is still so young but already showing that it has everything in place to transform into the style much loved, especially from such a cracking vintage. The aromatics weave through chocolate, blackberries, cassis and florals. An exuberant, generous style, finely balanced and with a seamless, plush structure. Excellent length, satiny tannins and lots of them, this is a ten year proposition and will improve further over that time. Cracking value." 94pts - Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot

    Bindi 2022 Kostas Rind Chardonnay
    Offer: $69

    The Kostas Rind is grown in a 1.5 hectare plot, naturally fermented in French barrels of which typically 20% are new. The wine remains in barrel on yeast lees over winter with only a small amount of malolactic taking place. It is racked after around eight months and returned to barrel for a further three months before bottling.

    The 2021 release of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Bindi is perhaps the most thrilling collection of wines seen from any winery so far this year. This Chardonnay comes from a 1.5 hectare plot with the fruit fermented by wild yeasts in French oak, 20% new. The wine spends time in barrel on yeast lees before racking and then further maturation. This is a lovely shade of deep lemon. The nose is immediately and obviously showing early complexity with stonefruit, guava, grapefruit and immaculate oak integration. Impeccably balanced with a fine line of acidity, there is real energy here and such length. The palate shows some oatmeal characters. A fine-boned, tight-knit Chardonnay which will provide great pleasure over the next eight to ten years and improve even further while doing so." 96pts! - Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot

    Bindi 2022 Dixon Pinot Noir
    Offer: $69

    The Dixon is made from declassified grapes from the Original Vineyard planted in 1988 and grapes from the newer Block K, planted in 2001. It's fermented the same way as the other pinots: 100% de-stemmed and gently worked in small open vats and spends 11 months in French barrels, of which about 10-15% is new.

    "The 2022 Dixon spent 10 months in barrel and was bottled in early March. This wine is a composition of sections of the original 1988 planting and the 2001 Kaye vineyard. It has a lifted nose of red and black cherries, wild strawberries, earth and spice. The palate is fresh, supple, builds in texture and has vibrant and intense length. As always, it will be more complex, silky and flowing in three plus years and be enjoyed for a decade or more." - Michael Dhillon, winemaker

    Bindi 2021 Darshan Pinot Noir
    Offer: $179

    LIMITED!
    "Quite spicy, all cinnamon and nutmeg over sweet potato, strawberry. mint and rhubarb. Medium-bodied, kind of sappy and red fruited, plenty of tang and spice, with a dusty feel to tannin, a sweet earthy beetroot thing happening, good energy, some tomato sweetness, fine grip and a bit of a ‘mineral’ and ironstone, cool lively acidity, and a finish of excellent length. The texture is dusty and firm, although ripeness here is maybe on the cusp, but yeah, edgy is better than being flaccid. Still a wine of great interest and vivacity. Sappy, white peppery, and good. No shortage of personality." 94pts! - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

    Bindi 2019 Darshan Pinot Noir
    Offer: $179

    "A close-planted (11,000-plus vines per hectare) block of Pinot established in 2014 near the family home, named in memory of Bill Darshan Dhillon, Michael’s father. Half planted to MV6, the rest 115, 777 and Pommard. Less immediately aromatic at this young stage than the other 2021 Pinots from Bindi, this wine saves all its impact for the palate, delivering subtle dark-berry fruit wrapped up in sinewy, twining tannins. Great tension and character that will build in the bottle." 18+/20 - Max Allen, jancisrobinson.com  

    Bindi 2021 Block 8 Pinot Noir
    Offer: $179

    The youngest Pinot block on the property – established in 2016 – also close-planted, with the greatest mix of clones (MV6, D4V2, 115, 114, 888, G5V15 and Abel), already showing outstanding quality. Already so much energy and life and character in this wine, despite coming from young vines, and at such an early stage of its development. Lots of vibrant, pretty, even spicy black-raspberry fruit, long, compressed tannins, tightly structured but delicious and approachable." 18.5/20! - Max Allen, jancisrobinson.com

    Bindi 2021 Block 5 Pinot Noir
    Offer: $179

    LIMITED! One available in any 6-pack of Bindi
    "Cherry, dried flowers and roses, almond, hazelnut and spice, cedar and mint. It’s medium-bodied, lovely mouth-perfume, and so much of that, a little sap, raspberry and red cherry, quite juicy, tannin is succulent yet firm, with a graphite character, quiet earthiness, and just so composed and long. It’s a wine of beauty and poise. A little cinnamon toast and orange peel carries in the aftertaste. Benchmark Pinot. That’s what I’m talking about!" 96+pts! - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

     


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