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2018 Si Vintners Bella Chardonnay

Margaret River, WA

Exquisite Margaret River Chardonnay. Proof that great wines are made in the vineyard.

$42.00

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This is exceptional.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Bella is a brilliant modern expression of Chardonnay from Margaret River.

Organically grown and made by the hands Iwo and Sarah, this takes the power of Margaret River Chardonnay and tucks it into a finer frame. It's made with next to no tinkering in the winery, the fruit left to ferment in varying vessels and hang out on gross lees for a period to pick up extra texture and palate weight.

Mike Bennie scored this new release 96 points and noted that while it's a finer-boned expression of Chardonnay from this part of the world, it's an exceptional one.

About Si Vintners

Sarah Morris and Iwo Jakimowicz are the couple behind the Si Vintners label, a heartfelt natural farming and winemaking project out of Margaret River.

The two farm their small piece of Margaret River with a gentle hand leaning into organic viticulture within one of the country's most conservative winemaking regions. 

Their idiosyncratic wines are pushing the boundaries of Margaret River wine. There's a purity and balance inherent in everything this they produce. These are wines built from the roots up. You can feel the passion and love in every drop from this brave avant-garde operation. 

Theirs is one of the most exciting projects in Margaret River today.

Iwo and Sarah in their winery
Iwo and Sarah in their winery
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

100% Gingin clone chardonnay
Direct pressed to mostly old oak and left for a year. Bottled and rested for another six months.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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96Points
The Wine Front

"Whiffs of lemon curd, vanilla cream, sweet spice, jasmine floral things, faint flinty things – real pretty and quite ‘classic’ in its way. Cool and crisp in the palate, very racy, pure, lean and fresh, light creaminess slides its way in, it’s quite intense and powerful in a way too. So even and svelte and fine. This is exceptional." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Impressive WA Chardonnay

I enjoyed this Chardonnay a lot. It provided a classy fruit/zest balance but had plenty of intensity and length when you went to look for it. Worth the price of admission.

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