Vasse FelixFilius Chardonnay 2020Product code: 8967
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An open fragrant perfume reminiscent of apple pie, delicate spice and milk arrowroot biscuits. Perfectly ripe notes of lemon, peach and mango mingle with light pear and a hint of white pepper. A very comfortable mouthfeel with fleshy softness, fruit sweetness and full body tempered by a beautiful fresh acid crunch toward the finish. Almost a mango-like texture with a tangy twist, fused with slightly undercooked pie crust.
About the Winery
Vasse Felix was established by Dr Tom Cullity in 1967, making it the first vineyard estate of Margaret River. The river enjoys a great climate and environment that attracts winemakers to it, for which it is also considered one of the finest areas for growing vines in the world.
After working as a successful cardiologist in Australia and Britain, Dr Cullity ventured into winemaking with the exposure gained of the finest wines in Europe. After searching the entire country for a place with red gravel in redgum country, having clay 18 inches below the surface, Dr Cullity settled on a small piece of land, the Vasse Felix home vineyard. There, he planted eight hectares of Houghton clone Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Though he was ridiculed, his persistence led to creating the first wines in the Margaret River area. Dr Tom Cullity is also considered one of the founders of the Margaret River Wine Region. Vasse Felix is driven by the aim of Dr Tom Cullity- to make the best possible wine.
The wines from Vasse Felix focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz and blends of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, intending to show the strength of the Margaret River in every drop. The grapes are grown in the four vineyards in Margaret River and is vinified and bottled in the estate’s modern winery located at Vasse Felix’s home vineyard.
The Home Vineyard houses the Vasse Felix Cellar Door and Restaurant, considered Australia’s best winery destination experience. Situated only 4km from the ocean, the vineyard receives enhanced sea breeze exposure due to the Wilyabrup ridge elevation. The vineyard also houses lean, well-drained grave loam soils that are suited for Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
The Boojdidup vineyard is situated in the middle of the Margaret River Wine Region and experiences more excellent climatic conditions than the Home Vineyard. The vineyard is suited for Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Sauvignon Blanc cultivation due to the free-draining laterite soil.
The Karridale vineyard is a speciality site for the Blanc de Blancs and houses the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon. The Adam Roads Vineyard is the largest vineyard of Vasse Felix and is suitable for growing fruit for the Regional and Classic Collection wines.