A selection of the most unique and striking vineyard plots, recognised for its innovative winemaking, al dente ripeness and distinguishing ‘Heytesbury’ character.
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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.
Excellent - Langton's Classification VII
The glorious and expressive Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay is made up of individual sections of the Gin Gin clone. It evokes an exquisite balance between vineyards, emotional sensibility and technical brilliance. Batch vinification, bâttonage and maturation for nine months in around 60% (barely detectable) new and seasoned French oak results in a benchmark style with superb grapefruit and flinty aromatics, al dente textures and creamy complexity.
One of Australia’s finest chardonnays, this is made by the talented Virginia Willcock at the beautiful Vasse Felix estate In Margaret River, Western Australia. You can taste the quality in a wine that is like a supermodel – beautifully put together without a hair out of place.. A thing of beauty. v18
If the greatest wines of all prove their merit by virtue of rock-solid consistency from season to season, Heytesbury has attained the pinnacle of Australian chardonnay.. Grand cru by every definition. v18
Vasse Felix have retained the Heytesbury name for their best chardonnay, while dropping it for their top red in lieu of the Tom Cullity. Winemaker Virginia Willcock has elevated these Vasse Felix chardonnays to the top echelon within Margaret River – which means Australia. This wine shows the influence of the cool vintage which has contributed to a refined and so elegantly crafted chardonnay. It does have more new oak than the standard version, but the power and intensity of the fruit handles it easily so the balance is maintained without a hint of excessiveness. Only natural yeasts are used and it gets nine months in oak with some batonage giving a slightly charry character that augments the intense grapefruit and pear characters on the palate. Long and defined, the fruit seems to glow with luminosity making this one of the finest yet under this label.