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.
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.
This outstanding wine is half the price of Vasse's top chardonnay, Heytesbury, and nearly as good. Intense grapefruit, lemon aromas laced with toast from oak, the palate bright and precise with wonderful regional style and balance, and loads of charm. Drink now to nine years. Drink with scallops with spring onion and ginger.
The continuing refinement of Vasse Felix's chardonnays is on show in this excellent wine. Lightly scented aromas of char and grapefruit with a lemony minerally influence. The palate is light bodied, but with deep intensity. Tight and controlled with a merally finish. Love that white peach edginess that carries through to the finish.
This wine has remarkable intensity packed into a compact frame. A superb line of acidity and distinct grapefruit flavours. Slightly pithy on the finish. Decanting recommended. Best served with food.
One of the West's top set of chardonnays, this is the core, middle range flanked by the Filius and the famed Heytesbury. There's a good deal more intensity and drive in the palate here than the Filius, and the purity of the fruit spectrum is mesmerising, aided by a suggestion of lime juice that adds energy to the palate while revealing subtle background oak. A mighty fine chardonnay fan's chardonnay.