Bindi is one of the best and most important vineyards in Victoria. Found just south of the town of Gisborne, it is planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on multiple of sites, soils and aspects. With increasing vine age now providing more underlying richness and complexity, its low-cropped wines are entering a new phase of excellence. Frankly, they are probably being helped by global warming, but there is no denying that for such a cool site, it is regularly achieving in its fruit a rare combination of richness, intensity and focus. Quartz Chardonnay is at the upper end of the Chardonnay planting, where the quartz incidence in the soil is the greatest.
Rich, intense, toasty, mineral nose. The palate is concentrated and intense with powerful flavours of pear, fig and spice, as well as some toastiness and fresh acidity. A lovely complex Chardonnay. 92/100 Wine Anorak.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“An excellent wine. The nose is vibrant and in tune from the beginning, an expressive combination of peaches and nuts. For the briefest of moments, I thought this slightly hot, but by the second sip, I’m lost in its beauty. A haunting and intense combination of stones, fruit and texture. Excellent. 96/100.” – Wino Sapien