Category:  Classics
Product #:  674648
Bottles per Case:  1
Price : $68

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2014 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay

Varietal:  Chardonnay (100%)
Region:  Margaret River, Australia
Winery:  Vasse Felix

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Background

Almost half a century since the first vines were planted, this simple aim remains the core ethos of Margaret River’s founding winery Vasse Felix and its owners, the Holmes à Court Family. From a two acre vineyard and humble winemaking facility in 1967, Vasse Felix has developed to include three premium vineyards and a state-of-the-art winery, where every process is controlled from vine to bottle. Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon (and Cabernet blends), Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blends are enjoyed in over 25 countries around the world.

Winemaking

Classic in style, this barrel selection of the best Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot from the vintage takes Heytesbury to a whole new level. 2012 is another of the nine excellent seasons Margaret River has experienced since 2007. 2012 was not just another exceptional season, but also a year of significant evolution for red winemaking at Vasse Felix, with the adoption of 100% natural yeast fermentation in our top red wines.

Tasting Notes

COLOUR: Bright maroon with a purple hue.
NOSE: Fresh fragrant black, red and blue berries, floral violet notes, cherry pip and pie crust meld with the earthy savoury tones of gravel stones, damp forest and a cedar steam nuance.
PALATE: Luscious dark berries stolen from the forest explode with a taught but voluptuous sensation. The fruit is sweet and fine but the structure is long and powerful. It has super fine tannins, fresh acid and a significant, delicious and unique memory remaining


Reviews

97 points, James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion):
"The leader of a great trio of Vasse Felix Chardonnays, hand-picked, chilled, basket-pressed to French barriques (64% new), with some natural, although unintended, mlf; barrel sorting after maturation is the key. Here energy and drive are easily matched by the complexity that is the ever-present fingerprint of Heytesbury. A magical combination of grace and power, with prodigious length to close. Drink By: 2024."


 

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