Vasse Felix, Heytesbury Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia 2013

  • Grape Variety: Chardonnay
  • Drink: 2016-2022

Manufacturer:

Vasse Felix

The Vasse Felix, Heytesbury Chardonnay 2013 won a regional trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 and should be drinking well until 2022, our experts said.

Vasse Felix, Heytesbury Chardonnay 2013

Top 10 wine of 2015: Decanter star buys

DWWA 2015 Regional TrophyWonderfully complex aromas of fresh dough, roasted nuts and butter. Ripe fruit palate with a rich lemon curd note, along with well integrated oak and balanced sweetness and acidity. Racy and elegant, a stunning and refined modern Chardonnay.

Star buys tasters: Peter Richards MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW, Xavier Rousset MS

Price: £29.95 to £40
Drink: 2016-2022

Alc: 13.5%
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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.