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2019 Bindi Quartz Chardonnay

Macedon Ranges, VIC

Right at the top of the tree for Australian Chardonnay - the Bindi Quartz is one of the most elite white wines in this country.

$95.00

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About

About The Wine

If you made a list of the top ten Australian Chardonnays year-in, year-out, the Bindi Quartz Chardonnay would surely be one of the mainstays.

It's a unique site that creates this wine. A quartz-riddled half-hectare block at the top of the Bindi Chardonnay plantings. The wine typically sees around 35% new oak and the fruit absolutely soaks it up.

This wine embodies all the power and finesse that is possible in Chardonnay, and typically shows its best with 4-5 years in bottle if you have the patience.

If you are to drink it young, a good stint in the decanter and not too cool is the recommendation.

About Bindi

The first vines on Bindi vineyard were planted in 1988 by vigneron Michael Dhillon and his father Bill. The family farm, purchased in the 1950s in the Macedon Ranges, today plays home to some of the country's most precious Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines.

A deep connection to family and place underpins everything that vigneron Michael Dhillon does. His fastidious vineyard management and precision in the winery has seen his label rise over the years as some of the leading examples of Australian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, setting a new benchmark for all Australian producers to strive for.

The wines of Bindi have been heralded the world over for their rare power and clarity. They now find pride of place in some of the world's most discerning cellars. These are collectable, cellar-worthy wines that showcase the unique character of one of Australia's great vineyard sites.

Winemaker Michael Dhillon
Winemaker Michael Dhillon
Macedon Ranges, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

At the upper end of the Chardonnay planting, where the quartz incidence in the soil is the greatest the fruit has extra complexity, finesse and intensity. This wine comes exclusively from this soil. This area is approximately half one hectare in size. The characteristics are similar in the Quartz Chardonnay to the Kostas Rind Chardonnay but all aspects are amplified here yet remain in complete harmony.

The winemaking is the same for both wines however the Quartz Chardonnay sometimes spends a few months longer in barrel and there is a higher percentage of new wood used, being around 35%.

Production varies from 150-250 dozen per vintage.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : approx. 150-250 dozen

Michael Dhillon in the vineyard
Michael Dhillon in the vineyard
Macedon Ranges, VIC
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup Due to some restrictions on our warehouse lease agreement and COVID concerns we are no longer offering Warehouse Pickup as an option and will be delivering all orders moving forward. Delivery is free (for orders over $149) and fast so please select one of our great delivery options at checkout. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change! The Different Drop Team.

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