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.
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.