The signature Chardonnay of Vasse Felix, made from a selection of Vasse Felix’s premier plots of powerful Chardonnay. Made in the modern Margaret River style of elegance, power and restraint, with the wild complexity which distinguishes Vasse Felix Chardonnay.
A cool, high-humidity start to vintage meant we benefited greatly from precise canopy management to mitigate disease pressure and optimise sun exposure for the fruit. The success of this program enabled us to harvest ripe, clean fruit with slightly lower alcohol and great natural acidity. Mild conditions allowed for extended ripening, creating beautiful aromatics and fine ripe tannins in our reds. Marri Blossom was non-existent throughout the region in 2019, resulting in the largest netting program ever seen at Vasse Felix to protect the fruit from bird damage. Overall, a labour-intensive vintage that resulted in beautiful quality fruit.
Another belter under this label. First thing, and I have said it often, it is way too cheap for a wine of this class. It’s a wonderful expression of this cool vintage, displaying more restraint and delicacy than the marvellous 2018. Wild yeast and some malolactic fermentation have contributed to the beautifully textured mouth feel. Minerally, it has a fine citrus edge that cuts through a palate of intensity and depth which explodes through to a very long finish.
95 points, Editors' Choice
This classic wine is rich and concentrated yet bright and elegant. Citrus, melon rind, oyster shell, toasted brioche and nutty notes flow into a beautifully constructed palate. There’s crackling acidity straight out of the gate and subtle,toasty oak to ground it. Slippery and slinky, with salinity and depth of flavor, this is a finessed, balanced wine.
Ignore the price, this is a mighty sophisticated Chardonnay that would hold its own confidently against premier cru Burgundian royalty. In mineral definition, persistence abd sheer, effortless line, it's next level. I love the way cool season elegance weaves a silver thread through the panoply of complexity and texture that sets apart the modern era of Vasse Felix. Is this its finest estate Chardonnay yet? Hands down.
Pale straw-yellow hue. Lemon curd, almond meal and bakery items. Quite tight and focused. Good acidity drives a saline minerality whilst citrus fruit and roast nuts sit alongside. Good length and a lovely crisp savoury note to this finish. A delicious chardonnay.