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BINDI Quartz 2014

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Quartz Quartz

BINDI Quartz 2014

The Quartz Chardonnay is a taut linear Chardonnay with crystalline laser-like acidity. The vines were planted in 1988 on a half-hectare area and are located on the most elevated position on the vineyard where the quartz content in the soil is the highest. This produces fruit with extra complexity, finesse and intensity. The wine is fermented in French barrels of which typically 35% are new.
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The Quartz Chardonnay is a taut linear Chardonnay with crystalline laser-like acidity. The vines were planted in 1988 on a half-hectare area and are located on the most elevated position on the vineyard where the quartz content in the soil is the highest. This produces fruit with extra complexity, finesse and intensity. The wine is fermented in French barrels of which typically 35% are new.
  • Style: White
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Region: Macedon Ranges
  • Code: BQC
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: Australia

Region Macedon Ranges

The Macedon Ranges, an hour’s drive north east of Melbourne, is regarded as one of the coolest mainland wine regions. In early 1980’s a number of enthusiasts planted vineyards, mostly to early ripening cool climate varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The region is largely of volcanic origin with skeletal soils ranging from grey granitic sandy loams to weathered basalt clay. Topography is undulating, sometimes steep, with the best sites in the lee of the prevailing winds. Most of the vineyards are on elevated sites around 500 metres with frost risks fairly high in early spring and late autumn. Macedon Ranges is best known for elegant cool-climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and sparkling wines.

Winery BINDI

The Bindi vineyard is small and located on elevated grazing land on the slopes of Mount Gisborne in the Macedon Ranges. Family owned and operated, winemaker Michael Dhillon helped his father Bill to plant the original vineyard in 1988. The 6 ha of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards, elevated at approximately 500 metres, are located on gentle north facing slopes. Balance and purity in the wines is a central tenet of Bindi’s philosophy, realised through low- input viticulture and hands-off winemaking. The wines of Bindi are dedicated to the late mathematician and Professor Kostas Rind (1909-1983) whom Bill Dhillon describes as a “Lithuanian sage who epitomised wisdom and humility and introduced me to wine.”