Discover the Filius Four, a contemporary range of wines with incredible drinkability. Read on for Estate Sommelier, Evan Gill's tips and recommendations on how to enjoy these incredible wines and discover some of Vasse Felix staff's guilty pleasures and favourite pairings.
”These wines do really offer some superlative value for money and some incredible versatility. All of these wines are incredibly contemporary. What do we mean by that? We mean that they are so drinkable, they are modern, but they are made to the exacting standards of all of our other wines here at Vasse Felix, and they really offer you, the drinker, this incredible spectrum of ways to enjoy them.
With food or without food, their food matching prowess is incredible. I mentioned versatility, these two wines have it in spades. They’re crisp, they're fruity, and they're light enough to enjoy on their own.
But with the Filius Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Shiraz, there's still some energy and some vibrancy and some real fruit purity in these wines as well, so they do match incredibly well with foods. I hope you buy some of these soon and I hope you enjoy them, I'm very confident that you will!”
Estate Sommelier, Evan Gill
FILIUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
A new-age Margaret River Cabernet (blended with Malbec), expressing all the regional hallmarks. It is a bright, fruit-forward, earlier-drinking style. Juicy, with attractive earthy characters, structure from 12 months in French oak and a velvety, dry finish of fine, elegant tannins. Available here.
Food Pair Inspiration: “Slow cooked roast lamb and crispy duck fat chat potatoes - it’s a definite crowd pleaser when hosting dinner for family and friends.”
Hayley Ward, Cellar Door Manager
This elegant wine reflects the vibrancy and purity of Margaret River Chardonnay. Crisp, textured and fruit driven with refreshing acidity and superb balance, French oak complements its wild fermentation to impart subtle funk without overpowering the bright fruit. Available here.
Food Pair Inspiration: “A toasted ham and cheese sandwich with green apple wedges on the side - it’s moreish, with freshness, and reminds me of home.”
Caleb Dreaver, Hospitality Manager
A graceful, modern style with lively, dark berry fruit, earthiness and a plush, medium-bodied palate. Crafted with our cooler southern Margaret River fruit, it is savoury and bright with refreshing acidity and powdery tannins, enhanced by quality French oak. Available here.
Food Pair Inspiration: “A tomato, garlic, mushroom, pancetta, taleggio pizza on a Friday night - perfect to kick off the weekend.”
Jo D’Rozario, Cellar Club Manager
FILIUS SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON
A pure and expressive blend with enticing minerality, delectable fruit and savoury undertones, which benefits from a small portion of full skins fermented Sauvignon Blanc bringing structure. The delicate balance of French oak and yeast lees contribute beautiful texture. Available here.
Food Pair Inspiration: “Delicate slices of fresh salmon sashimi, soy sauce, wasabi and a squeeze of lemon.”