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Overall rating:

Points 92
Grape Variety:Chardonnay

Product:

Vasse Felix, Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia 2012

Producer:

Vasse Felix, Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia 2012

The peregrine falcon that adorns this bottle was trained by original owner Thomas Cullity to protect his fruit; sadly it flew away when released. The winery’s had far more success with its wines: this classy Chardonnay offers toast and butter notes, and pristine fruit flavours such as biting citrus and stone fruit.
Price: £15.99 Majestic
Alc: 12.5%

Producer:
Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix was founded by pioneer Dr Thomas Cullity in 1967 and is now owned by Paul Holmes à Court. It is situated in Margaret River, Australia. It is the founding wine estate of Margaret River.

Vasse Felix sits in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, with vineyards also located to the north of the region in Carbunup, and to the south, in Karridale, benefit from a micro-climate and natural irrigation. The area has about three main types of soil, a clay based soil, a gravel based type of soil but also a sandy soil. Together, these conditions are ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.