Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2016
Vasse Felix Chardonnay is typified by its bright, elegant fruit, subtle wild complexities and a tight acid structure, reflecting the vibrancy and purity of this variety in Margaret River. 'Filius' translates to 'son of' in Latin, reflecting the relationship between this wine and its premier 'father'.
Planted in 1967, Vasse Felix was the first vineyard and winery established in Margaret River and is owned and operated by the Holmes à Court family. Margaret River enjoys long growing seasons, ancient soils and cooling sea breezes from the Southern and Indian Oceans which provide ideal viticultural conditions to craft consistent, elegant and complex wines with pronounced varietal character. Vasse Felix focuses on crafting wines that offer a definitive expression of the region.
The winery’s ethos remains that of founder Dr Tom Cullity’s simple aim in establishing Vasse Felix, ‘to make the best possible wine.’
The nose is lifted, elegant and complex with honey nougat, green pineapple, lemon pith, lovely hints of nectarine, ginger, sage, custard tart crust, almond meal and cedar.
The palate is tight, restrained and complex with some creaminess immediately, but arriving quickly is fine, taut natural acidity carrying refined flavours. Lemon pith with hints of lime and custard tart are carried long on a dry finish to the palate which will soften and develop complexity with time.
|Country Of Origin||Australia|