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BINDI Pyrette 2013

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BINDI Pyrette 2013

BINDI Pyrette Shiraz, Heathcote
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BINDI Pyrette Shiraz, Heathcote
  • Style: Red
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Region: Heathcote
  • Code: BPSHI
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region Heathcote

Heathcote is situated about 100 km north of Melbourne in Central Victoria at altitudes between 160-380 metres. This is classic rolling Australian countryside punctuated by eucalypts and rounded hills. The defining feature of the region is the ‘Heathcote red snake’ a strip of ancient, deep, red Cambrian soils with good water holding capacity, imparting a distinct and unique flavour profile to Shiraz, the superstar of the region. The region is warm and strongly continental with low rainfall, but enjoys an even temperature range during ripening. Founded in the 1850’s Heathcote was originally a gold rush town. Vines were planted in the 1860’s, but were subsequently decimated by phylloxera with modern day plantings only re-established during the 1960’s. Although best known for its rich tannic powerful Shiraz, Heathcote also produces a wide range of varieties including Riesling, Chardonnay and Viognier alongside the Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Emerging varieties of Sangiovese and Tempranillo also show great promise.

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.”