2018 Vintage Notes
The 2018 season has produced beautifully balanced and expressive wines. The season was neither cool nor hot and the balance in the weather and vines is evident in the charm and beauty of the wines. All the 2018s have a long life ahead of them yet will drink beautifully as they age due to their harmony.
Additional notes from winemaker Michael Dhillon: All Bindi wines are grown in our vineyards and made by us at Bindi. Our vines grow in a mix of ancient stony/rocky Ordovician soils and younger volcanic soil. We intensively manage the vines by hand and harvest by hand. We plough under vine and do not use systemic herbicides or pesticides. We very rarely use systemic foliage sprays (*we have only used the foliage spray Ridomil in 2011 and 2018 for downey mildew, which is now twice in fifteen years). We use compost, compost tea and also use cow horn preparation, fish and seaweed. Our wines are made without adding yeast, yeast nutrient, enzyme or any fining agents. The wines spend many months on yeast lees in old and new French barrels. Our intention is to capture the expression of the Bindi landscape in our wines each season.