BINDI Pyrette Shiraz, Heathcote
Pyrette Heathcote Shiraz is sourced from a well-sited vineyard near Colbinabbin on the Mount Camel Range. The specific parcel of vines is the highest block, on deep red, rocky Cambrian soils on a cool, easterly-facing slope. Picking is carefully timed to capture fruit vibrancy and freshness without losing the typical mouth-filling richness and length of Heathcote Shiraz.
The wine is made in 1000 litre open vats, fermented with natural, ambient yeast and matured in French barrels, of which just 10% are new. The yield, harvest date and winemaking consciously aim to produce a wine of regional authenticity in a style highlighting fragrance, vitality, finesse and harmony. Production is typically 800 dozen per vintage.
Has terrific drive to its juicy red and black fruit flavours, the tannins and acidity both crisp. 94 points, James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.
Hand-picked, wild yeast open-fermented; 12 months in oak. Brilliant hue; no more than light to medium-bodied, but has terrific drive to its juicy red and black fruit flavours, the tannins and acidity both crisp; excellent line, length and balance. 94 points, Wine Companion.