Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2022


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Region: Margaret River
Grapes: Chardonnay
First Glance: Exotic, Savoury, Complex, Age-worthy

The Wine:
Hand-harvested, whole-bunches were pressed and transferred direct to barrel as unclarified juice. Only natural yeasts from the vineyard fermented the wine which was nurtured in the cellar for 15 months, 8 of which were in oak with some lees stirring, before 7 months in tank on full lees. 100% Gingin clone and true to Heytesbury perfume and structure. A savoury, delicate and beautifully structured, complex wine in a delayed, yet moderately warm harvest year.

Hedonistic nose with high notes of stone flint, firecracker and galangal, as well as apple cake, peach, granola, and flamed lime peel. Deeply complex with subtle hints of grapefruit, vanilla, coriander seed and bergamot. More savoury elements will unveil with time in the bottle. A super long, seamless palate, running pure, intense and fragrant. The incredible satin texture displays a waxy warm core of fruit. The flavours draw long with pine/galangal, pear, apple and lime curd. A classically fresh finish with beautiful, fine boned dryness.