Vasse Felix Filius Margaret River Chardonnay 2020
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 0 out of 5 stars.
- NEW VINTAGE FROM ICONIC MARGARET RIVER PRODUCER
- PREVIOUS VINTAGE 92 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- PRODUCED BY LEGENDARY MARGARET RIVER WINERY VASSE FELIX
- 5 RED STAR HALLIDAY RATED WINERY
Bright pale straw with a green tinge. A delicate perfume of lemon cheesecake, panna cotta, a touch of pawpaw, light herbal coriander and lemon verbena notes, is supported by the underlying aroma of limestone and hazelnuts. Light yet fleshy with lovely bright acidity, the palate carries to a crunchy, chalky finish with hints of green pawpaw, white peach and custard tart.
The Filius Chardonnay is crafted from our lighter weight, pretty, fruit-driven Chardonnay sections. These selections are best handled with judicious oak and lighter solids in fermentation, producing a perfectly balanced, complex and fine Chardonnay with a clean bright palate. All parcels were treated in respect of the unique characters of our four 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 were combined to create a vibrant, elegant and complex Margaret River Chardonnay in the distinct Estate style.
2020 was a stunning vintage featuring low yields with fantastic quality; characteristics that will define this vintage as ‘rare and fine’. Spring development was early followed by a warm start to summer and continuing into fine sunny, dry conditions throughout the summer months. This, combined with lower yields, brought an early start to harvest. Early conditions were ideal with minimal bird pressure due to the timely arrival of Marri Blossom and no disease pressure. Bird pressure increased following a rainfall event late February, resulting in the netting of our red varietals. Conditions cooled slightly during Cabernet veraison, extending the season for ideal tannin ripening and fruit flavour preservation.
Margaret River, Western Australia
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