One of Australia’s truly iconic producers. Those who love wine know and seek out Bindi’s pristine and pure Chardonnays and elegant and finely structured Pinots Noir. All wines are Estate grown at the beautiful Macedon vineyard. These wines fall into the ‘purchase on sight’ category.
The 2013 Dixon was so endearing with its rich and ripe demeanour. The 2014 is not as outgoing but it will, in time, be an even more charming expression of these not so young, young vines. More in the red berry and floral spectrum the wine here has layers and power. The palate is a bit boney with a pretty tart stretched across the top at the moment and tt is still a bit reserved but oh my, it is going to blossom. Leave it for another 6 months at least but really, give it until 2019 to decide just how long you’ll leave it. Serve it with quail.
A wholly underrate region in Australia. With a handful of extremely passionate but miserably small producers it is not surprising that those who know don’t really share the knowledge. Outstanding Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wine is made here with a few braving some other varietals too.
This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.