Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2013
Case of 3
Brilliant pale lemon yellow, with a green tinge appearance. Nose: The fruit and savory elements from natural, in-barrel fermentation entwine together in a spell of intricate fragrances with light notes of pineapple skin, green apples, tinned apricots, fresh lime and lemon glaze, weaved with granita biscuit, lightly toasted almond and a hint of clove oak spice. Palate: Succulent and juicy, it lands with a soft overall palate sensation. It is fresh and vibrant with delicate fruit flavours of fresh pineapple and green apple and a hint of lemon cheesecake. The fine, juicy palate has a dry, lemon biscuit and citrus pith finish.
The fruit was picked based upon freshness and acidity to preserve its vibrant, primary fruit flavours and structure. All parcels were treated in respect of the unique qualities coming from vineyard sites through natural fermentation with varying solids levels, the astute selection of French oak and battonage programs tailored to the individual barrique. Following 9 months of maturation in oak the parcels most characteristic of the vintage were combined to create a unique varietal Chardonnay from Margaret River.
Good finishing winter rains with moderate spring conditions resulted in excellent canopy health. The summer ripening period was dry and warm with some above average heat in late January prompting an early start to harvest. The weather tempered in early February and the fruit ripening slowed to a more typical pattern resulting in a long and steady vintage. Continuous fine weather remained through to mid-April when harvest completed for reds. It comes with the vintage information as follows: TA: 6.6 g per litre; PH: 3.20; Residual sugar: 3.20.
Vasse Felix was established in 1967 by pioneer Dr Thomas Cullity and is the founding wine estate of Margaret River.
Vasse Felix is situated in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, with vineyards also located at northern and southern sites of the wine appellation. The first vineyard blocks were planted in August, 1967.
Margaret River experiences the unique combination of a Mediterranean climate, maritime influence and perfect soils for viticulture. Together, these conditions are ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
The estate is recognised as one of Australia’s drawcard winery destinations and includes a Cellar Door, Restaurant and Art Gallery.
Country of origin: Australia
Alcohol Content: 12.5% Vol
Brand: Vasse Felix
Type: White Wine
Dominant Varietal: Chardonnay
Region Produced In: Margaret River
Varietal Composition: Chardonnay 100%
An infusion of intricate fragrances with light notes of pineapple skin, green apples, tinned apricots, fresh lime and lemon glaze, weaved with granita biscuit, lightly toasted almond and a hint of clove oak spice, Succulent and juicy, it lands with a soft overall palate sensation
It has wonderful line and length that will accompany light seafood dishes wonderfully.