Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from Margaret River, Australia

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Item No. 98570
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP91
  • JH90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Vasse Felix Chardonnay is pale straw in color with a bright green tinge. The aroma is fresh, with fragrant hints of lemon and lime, white peach and honeydew. Subtle, complex aromas of yeast character and apple cinnamon and clove are imparted partly from the French oak. A vibrant palate with fresh, crisp acidity hints at a more modern style of Australian Chardonnay. The flavors are clean, fresh and subtle; however a lovely underlying complexity exists with savory elements from the portion of natural ferment and new French oak. The wine finishes long and clean with hints of oak spice and fresh citrus and stone fruit.

Critical Acclaim

"Vasse Felix’s 2008 Chardonnay is a remarkable value. It was partially wild yeast fermented and 86% of the wine was aged in French oak, 42% new on its lees with batonnage. It delivers a bouquet of toast, biscotti, baked apple, and tropical notes. This is followed by an intensely flavored, elegant Chardonnay with superb balance and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It offers outrageous bang for the buck."
91 Points

"Lively and fresh stone fruit and grapefruit aromas and flavours are given emphasis by the low alcohol, oak largely incidental. Screwcap."
90 Points

Learn About Vasse Felix Map ItMap It

Planted in 1967, Vasse Felix was the first vineyard to be established in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. Family owned and operated by the Holmes a Court family, Vasse Felix is internationally recognized as a leading Margaret River winery, restaurant and cellar door and is found in the heart of Margaret River's famous sub-region, Willyabrup. Long growing...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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