Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  Subtotal $0.00

View Cart

 

Vasse Felix

Wine Collection
Home > Our Wines

2014 Chardonnay

A pure, elegant and vibrant style of Chardonnay, embracing the region's powerful fruit with complexity and restraint to express the environment, with the hallmarks of Vasse Felix's premier vineyards.

 

DOWNLOAD TASTING NOTES
DOWNLOAD REVIEWS

Tasting Notes
COLOUR Pale straw with a green tinge. NOSE Bright nectarine and white peach fragrance captures the fruit character of this elegant wine with a delicate array of secondary notes encompassing lightly grilled citrus, hazelnut, lanolin, spiced tea and a deeper parmesan biscuit complexity. PALATE The palate shows stunning purity of fruit and finesse in balance and structure. A luscious natural acidity elevates the crunchy nectarine and lemon zest flavours which are met by an equally enticing hazelnut and vanilla wafer suggestion through the finish, leaving the mouth dry but relishing more of the fine savoury nuances and biscuity texture.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES The fruit was hand-harvested, chilled, gently whole-bunch pressed and transferred to French oak barriques as unclarified juice for fermentation with only natural yeasts from the vineyard. Each parcel was left on lees in barrel for 9 months of maturation with battonage.
Varietals:
Production Notes
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
13
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Drinks beautifully upon release or will reward over 5-7 years
Harvested:
Harvest Date
February 2014
Oak:
Fermentation
100% French oak, 50% new, 50% 1-2 year old, 9 months
TA:
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH:
pH
3.22
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
1.37 g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
February 2015
Vintage Notes
2014

VINTAGE NOTES

Another text-book vintage in Margaret River with consistent, almost rhythmic temperature patterns throughout the ripening season, resulting in excellent balance and physiological ripeness of fruit. Reasonable yields were obtained despite a handful of blocks being exposed to heavy storms in Spring reducing their cropping potential, but overall quality is excellent. Chardonnay has intensity and balance, and particularly good natural acidity.

2014 Chardonnay
Add To Cart
$39.00
/ Bottle
Reviews
  • 93 points

    The Wine Front

    Margaret River chardonnay that would impress and please all-comers. It is what it is. It steps out into the day and takes on the world with breezy indifference. Sunny but elegant, oaked but harmoniously so, fleshy with fruit but boasting more than an ounce of finesse. No queries or qualms, just pure quality.

  • 95 points

    The West Australian Wine Guide 2016

    Margaret River chardonnay that would impress and please all-comers. It is what it is. It steps out into the day and takes on the world with breezy indifference. Sunny but elegant, oaked but harmoniously so, fleshy with fruit but boasting more than an ounce of finesse. No queries or qualms, just pure quality.

  • 95 points

    Halliday Magazine

    Hand-picked, chilled and whole bunch-pressed; cloud juice to 50% new French barriques for 9 months maturation. This is more about complexity than single-minded energy, and suggests some accidental mlf may form a part of the blend assembled at the end of maturation. It is rich with cashew, fig and white peach fruit seamlessly flowing through the palate. (Drink to 2025).

  • 94 points

    James Suckling

    Here is a dense and harmonious chardonnay with so much clarity and complexity. It's full body with fantastic depth and layers of fruit and character. Lasts for minutes on the finish. Drink now or hold. Screw cap.