2018 Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay

2018 Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay

Vasse Felix's affordable Margaret River Chardonnay but no lightweight, this Chard shows the quality of A-grade winemakers in an A-grade region with A-grade fruit.
Light to medium bodied and effortlessly crisp, this has delicate fruit and then nutty oak interwoven into the palate. You're looking at stylish Chardonnay with easy appeal.

Expert Reviews

Joe Czerwinski - Wine AdvocateCrystalline-pure melon and pineapple notes appear on the nose of the 2018 Filius Chardonnay. Medium-bodied, crisp and direct, it's streamlined on the palate, with distinct citrus and chalk notes on the finish.

Tech stuff

Vasse Felix
Margaret River
Cellar to 2022
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How's it taste?

Bright pale straw colour. Light notes of pineapple, grapefruit and crunchy nectarine purity provide a bright fruit base. French oak and time on yeast lees contribute delicious secondary layers of ginger, vanilla biscuit, almond meal and lemon curd. Light and fine on the palate, in touch with delicate citrus flavour, a hint vanilla biscuit and a zesty polished acid tang. It delivers a spotless palate that evokes a mouth-watering, river stone dryness coupled to a fine savoury, silky texture.

How was it made?

All parcels were treated in respect of the unique qualities coming from each of our vineyard sites; natural fermentation with varying solids levels, fine French Oak and battonage programs were tailored to each individual batch. Following 8 months of maturation in oak, the parcels of vibrant fruit and elegant fruit weight with complexity, were combined to create a unique varietal Chardonnay from Margaret River. For the second year in a row, we underwent MLF due to high acidity at harvest.

Who made it?

Vasse Felix was the first vineyard and winery to be established in Western Australia’s Margaret River region. Established in 1967 by Dr Tom Cullity, it is situated in the Willyabrup sub region where ancient soils and cooling Southern and Indian Ocean breezes provide ideal conditions for fine wine production. Vasse Felix is owned and operated by the Holmes a Court family. The Vasse Felix winemaking team shares a common goal in crafting wines of exceptional quality from unique vineyard sites. Under the direction of Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock, the objective remains the same today as it did 40 years ago. A precise understanding of local viticulture and environment is coupled with a hands on winemaking approach. The Vasse Felix style shows concentration and complexity while retaining signature elegance and finesse. It is a testament to winemaking and viticultural dedication and attention to detail throughout the year. The revered Vasse Felix Heytesbury wines are produced in limited quantities from a barrel selection of the finest fruit parcels each vintage. Vasse Felix continues to be one of the most highly awarded and visited wineries in Australia.

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