2022 Bindi Kostas Rind Chardonnay 750Ml BottleRegular price $69.00
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