Vasse Felix's 'entry level' Chardonnay sets the bar high! The nose is clean and lifted with complex with nougat, honey, lemon pith, and hints of nectarine. A taste reveals a restrained and tight palate, but with some complexity and creaminess developing on the mid-palate. Fine natural acidity carries the palate, delivering flavours of lemon pith and custard tart before a long, dry finish.
Awards and Accolades
2014 Vintage: 94 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "The entry point for Vasse Felix, hand-picked, chilled and whole bunch-pressed, cloudy juice to 21% new French barriques for wild fermentation and maturation for 9 months. Throws down the gauntlet with its mouthwatering energy and power. Its acidity guarantees it will thrive in bottle, but there is a strong argument to say it is as ready as it will ever be right now."
From the Winery
All parcels were treated in respect of the unique qualities coming from our vineyard sites through natural fermentation with varying solids levels, fine French oak and battonage programs tailored to the individual batch. Following 9 months of maturation in oak the parcels of vibrant fruit and elegant fruit weight with complexity were combined to create a unique varietal Chardonnay from Margaret River. This year we underwent MLF as the acids were high at harvest.
Moderate spring conditions at the end of 2015 helped establish a healthy fruitset and better yields than the previous two seasons. January temperatures were warm, interrupted by one rainfall event late in the month, great viticulture management, clean, well-trimmed canopies and subsequent warm weather prevented disease risk. White varieties were harvested throughout February with elegant flavours and bright natural acidity.
Don't Pay: $29.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Margaret River, WA
Winemaker: David Dowden
Drink now until: 2023
Alc/Vol: 12.5 %
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