Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2001
The quality of the grapes is the main factor in achieving a premium Chardonnay. The fruit for this Heytesbury Chardonnay was selected from a Chardonnay planting in Mount Barker and a relatively younger estate in Margaret River.
The fruit of these two vineyards was barrel fermented in French oak and aged on yeast lees for 11 months before final selections and blending took place. Only the finest barrels of wine were chosen for the Heytesbury blend.
The selection criteria is based on intensity and purity of fruit flavour, quality of oak, mouthfeel and overall balance, and finally the wines potential to age gracefully.
Established in 1967 by regional pioneer Dr Tom Cullity, Vasse Felix is Margaret River's founding wine estate. Pristine isolation, ancient lands and twin oceans make Margaret River a wine paradise and one of the world’s greatest environments to grow ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. These varieties, alongside Shiraz and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends are the primary focus at Vasse Felix. All wines are grown in Vasse Felix’s four Margaret River vineyards then vinified and bottled within the modern winery, situated at the Home Vineyard overlooking the Wilyabrup Brook. The Vasse Felix Cellar Door - also located at the Home Vineyard - is renowned. Featuring a tasting room, wine lounge, art gallery, wine museum and one of Australia's most acclaimed restaurants, visitors are welcomed from all around the world, eager for the ultimate Vasse Felix experience.
There are many things that make Vasse Felix the special place it is: the incredible environment and climate of Margaret River, their secure family ownership, their treasured heritage, and their priceless vineyards. But above all, it's the dedication of the entire team to continue Dr Cullity's original aim for Vasse Felix: "to make the best possible wine".