Vasse Felix was established in 1967 and is Margaret River’s founding wine estate. Founder, Dr Tom Cullity, searched the region relentlessly for his first vineyard site, before selecting eight acres in Wilyabrup, which today remains at the heart of the Vasse Felix Estate. The Holmes à Court family purchased the estate in 1987, and vineyard expansions have been made with an unwavering commitment unnecessary to Cullity’s simple founding aim –“to make the best possible wine.”
APPEARANCE: Pale straw with a green tinge.
NOSE: A subdued yet complex perfume of lemon blossom, lime and ginger, with delicate hints of brioche and pine needles. Savoury overtones of bread crust, almond and spicy oak bring depth to the intriguing fragrance.
PALATE: The soft creamy texture, polished acidity and light, dry tannin finish combine to create an incredible body and mouthfeel. Lovely citrus flavours mingle with hints of crushed dry vine leaf and kaffir lime. Not overtly fruity in this cool vintage, the wine is delicate and textured, with pure balance.
Origin: Margaret River/Australia
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay