Bright nectarine and white peach fragrance captures the
fruit character of this elegant wine with a delicate array of
secondary notes encompassing lightly grilled citrus, hazelnut,
lanolin, spiced tea and a deeper parmesan biscuit complexity
Pale straw with a green tinge.The palate shows stunning purity of fruit and finesse in
balance and structure. A luscious natural acidity elevates the
crunchy nectarine and lemon zest flavours which are met by an
equally enticing hazelnut and vanilla wafer suggestion through
the finish, leaving the mouth dry but relishing more of the fine
savoury nuances and biscuity texture.
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.Another text-book vintage in Margaret River with consistent,
almost rhythmic temperature patterns throughout the ripening
season, resulting in excellent balance and physiological ripeness
of fruit. Reasonable yields were obtained despite a handful of
blocks being exposed to heavy storms in Spring reducing their
cropping potential, but overall quality is excellent. Chardonnay
has intensity and balance, and particularly good natural acidity.
The fruit was hand-harvested, chilled, gently whole-bunch
pressed and transferred to French oak barriques as unclarified
juice for fermentation with only natural yeasts from the vineyard.
Each parcel was left on lees in barrel for 9 months of maturation