Vasse Felix Chardonnay is typified by its bright, elegant fruit, subtle wild complexities and a tight acid structure, reflecting the vibrancy and purity of this variety in Margaret River. 'Filius' translates to 'son of' in Latin, reflecting the relationship between this wine and its premier 'father'.
Mild conditions in Margaret River with no extreme weather conditions, allowing for balanced fruit and a slow and steady intake. There was no disease pressure and fruit quality is excellent the only disappointment was yields being down across the Region for all key varieties. This was the outcome of storms in Spring and pressure from an increase in the local population of Silver Eyes (birds) and no Marri Blossom.
Pure and vibrant expression of chardonnay at what is the entry level for Vasse Felix these days. Crunchy with a vibrant minerality and pristine fruit definition. Such fine delicate lines persistent through to the long finish.
The entry level Chardonnay in the Vasse Felix trio. It's pretty racy in style, and light on too. Has a slight lettuce and mint character over mixed citrus, and some butter to smell, less so to taste. Tart and tangy, all green apple and citrus, and kind of abrasive and edgy. The shape of it is pretty good, but the finish is quite green. I don't think your average Chardonnay drinker will love it so much; Sauvignon fanciers might be happier with it. Suspect it will be a better wine with another year in bottle.
Is a beautiful greenish-gold colour and has fresh acidity and an almost Puligny-Montrachetesque refinement.
This Chardonnay evokes the rich style of barrel fermented white Rioja, with its citrus, caramelised apple and oak aromas and intense fresh green and baked apple fruit flavours. A good level of acidity pierces through the richness, making this an approachable wine. There is a sweeter tangerine note to the finish.