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Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2022

Tasting Notes

Bright pale straw color. An open fragrant perfume reminiscent of apple pie, delicate spice and milk arrowroot biscuits. Perfectly ripe notes of lemon, peach and mango mingle with light pear and a hint of white pepper. A very comfortable mouthfeel with fleshy softness, fruit sweetness
and full body tempered by a beautiful fresh acid crunch toward the finish. Almost a mango-like texture with a tangy twist, fused with slightly under cooked pie crust.

Alcohol: 12.5%
pH level: 3.15
Residual sugar: 1.03 g/L
Acidity: 6.5 g/L

Winery: Vasse Felix
Varietal: Chardonnay
SKU: VASFILCHA2022 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 22

$23.99

Awards/Reviews

95 pts James Halliday Australian Wine Companion March 2024
While this does not hold back on the flavour front, it still has electrifying acidity and detail, as is the way with this producer. It’s flinty, citrusy, tangy and juicy with the palate full of grapefruit and white peach and texture via a slip of luscious lees and high-toned oak, which is superbly integrated. It’s a chardonnay that offers immediate pleasure without a second thought, and, yet, it lingers, it’s seductive, and you want to come back for more. So I did.

93 pts Wine Enthusiast Sept 2023
A doorway to the renowned Vasse Felix style (but a delicious wine in its own right) this opens with vibrant, tangy fruit, like fresh pressed pineapples, woven with lemon verbena and white blossoms. There’s just a hint of toasty saline character underneath. The palate follows a similar through line with lovely texture and a subtle barrel-and-lees influence that’s well integrated with the tingly, crunchy acidity. Drink now and over the next few years.

Winemaker Notes

Vasse Felix Chardonnay is typified by its bright, elegant fruit, subtle wild complexities and a tight acid structure, reflecting the vibrancy and purity of this variety in Margaret River. ‘Filius’ translates to ‘son of’ in Latin, reflecting the relationship between this wine and its premier ‘father’.
All parcels were treated in respect of the unique qualities coming from each of our 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 unique varietal Chardonnay from Margaret River. For the third year in a row, we underwent malolactic fermentation due to high acidity at harvest.

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