Si Vintners - Halcyon Chardonnay 2018
Region: Margaret River
From estate grown vines off one of the older blocks (40+ years) in their vineyard. While the wine spends some time in new oak, and comes from Margaret River, it’s definitely not what you would call regionally classic.
With older vines producing low yields, the fruit is extremely concentrated, with stone fruit, citrus, and a core of oyster-shell minerality to it. There is length and purity that shine through on the palate, leading to an enjoyable and persistent finish.
NOTES FOR NERDS
Planted in 1978, the Halcyon Block Chardonnay exists on karri loam over white clay soil and is extremely low cropping. Basket pressed, fermented in concrete eggs and matured in a blend of new and old barrels for approximately 12 months.