Vasse Felix Premier Chardonnay 2016 (750ml)

Vasse Felix Premier Chardonnay 2017 (750ml)

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Australia
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$66.00
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A very cool season saw the Chardonnay picked three weeks later than in the last 10 years. Despite the cool conditions, beautiful ripeness was achieved with perfect sugar levels and elegant fruit perfumes. We allowed the fruit to undergo Malolactic Fermentation due to its high natural acidity, though it is not an obvious feature of the wine. The fruit was hand-harvested and chilled, gently wholebunch pressed and transferred to French oak barriques as unclarified juice. The juice was fermented with only natural yeasts from the vineyard. Each parcel was left on lees in barrel for 9 months of maturation with battonage, improving body and texture. Approximately 76% of the fruit is Gingin clone and 24% from Bernard clones 95, 96 and 76. The majority of the fruit was sourced from our Karridale and Wilyabrup vineyards, with a small portion from our new vineyard in Wallcliffe. Winemaker's Note

Region: Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia

Grape Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Suggested Drink Window: By 2025