2019 Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir
The 2019 Dixon spent 11 months in barrel and was bottled in early March. This is a deep and layered Dixon, a composition from the original 1988 planting and the 2001 Kaye vineyard. It is very youthful and ideally needs six to twelve months bottle age. At this point, it is most delicious on the second and third days after opening. There are layers of red and dark berries intermixed with spices, earth and flint. Floral and undergrowth nuances open up after breathing. The palate is powerful and full with ripe, smooth tannins and gentle acidity keeping the fruit bright and the palate clean. So, when is best to drink this wine? A glass today, two tomorrow and two the next day. Or from mid 2021 and beyond.
Many reasons to love Bindi wines
• Vines are grown in a mix of ancient stony Ordovician soils and younger volcanic soil.
• Harvest completed by hand
• No herbicides or systemic pesticides in use
• Our compost is made from tea, cow horn preparation, fish and seaweed.
• Wines are made without adding yeast, yeast nutrient, enzyme or fining agents.
• The wines spend many months on yeast lees in old and new French barrels.