Elegant, fine and complex perfume with vibrant fruit
fragrances of pineapple, white peach and delicate fresh ginger
and wild mushroom nuances beneath. Yeast and fine oak
contribute exciting layers of smoked charcuterie, spicy clove and
The palate is bright, fresh and luscious with white peach
and mushroom notes and a fine-tuned structure integrating the
wine's mouth-watering acidity, fruit and oak. Its seamless,
suspended palate finishes with a delicate citrus flower note.
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 temperatures accompanied by low solar
radiation and cool soil conditions contributed to slower vine
growth and increased disease pressure. Thankfully, a consistent
warm / dry summer ensured clean canopies and a timely start to
the white harvest. Weather remained warm, without extremes.
White varieties have lovely acidity and elegant, ripe fruit.
A substantial viticulture program commenced at Vasse Felix in
2006, with the vision to enhance the resources of ultra-premium
Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grown within the Estate.
The original Wilyabrup Vineyard was carefully expanded and a
specialty vineyard was acquired in Karridale. These are known as
the Estate's Premier Vineyards. In 2013 the combination of vine
age, yields and season enabled Vasse Felix to realise a significant
outcome of this program and make the first vintage of this muchanticipated
Chardonnay to sit alongside the Estate's historic
Cabernet Sauvignon. 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 with battonag
Pale straw with a green tinge.