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2021 Bindi Kostas Rind Chardonnay

$76.00

An intense, mineral wine fully ripe but lean, taught and intense with savoury, creamy elements. Fragrant notes of orange blossom, nectarine stone, spice and subtle nuttiness are usual with a vibrant, tight, long palate highlighted by clean acidity, wonderful texture and fine length.

The Kostas Rind Chardonnay is grown in a 1.5 hectare plot. The wine is fermented in French barrels of which typically 20% are new. Fermentation occurs without the addition of cultured yeast and the wine remains in barrel on yeast lees over winter with only a small amount of malo-lactic conversion taking place. It is racked around eight months after vintage, and returned to barrel for a further three months before bottling.

Production varies from 300-600 dozen per vintage.

Winemaker Notes

Critic Reviews 

“A few challenges along the way, quite cool, then the last two weeks were nearly perfect, dialing the quality up from what I’d say would be a seven out of ten harvest to a nine out of ten harvest”, says Michael Dhillon.

Fragrant, quietly powerful wine here with superb texture, lightly powdery with a core of incredibly long, tangy and vibrant acidity. Feels set between green apple, just ripe stone fruit, nutty-yeasty with light floral notes in tow. Pretty epic, very complex, great energetic style. 

95 Points The Wine Front

 

 

 

 

 

In stock

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 cm