2021 Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir
Bindi’s Dixon Pinot Noir is sourced from two vineyard plantings, one in 1988 and the other in 2001. Fruit is fermented in open vats, 100% de-stemmed and matured in French oak barrels of which 10-15% are new for a period of 10 months.
This comes from a variety of blocks on the property, partly made from a Swiss clone, too.
Super fragrant, cherry pip, cranberry juice and rosy rose hip tea scents and flavours. Fresh feeling, snappy textured with sappy tannins and vibrant acidity. Lots of white pepper, touches of wet fern and sage leaf characters. Quite a strong sense of ‘minerally’ too. Tension, purity, drive, energy – them’s the words. Drink 2022 - 2030.
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (April 2022)