Vasse Felix was established in 1967 and is Margaret River’s founding wine estate. Founder, Dr. Tom Cullity, searched the region relentlessly for his first vineyard site, before selecting eight acres in Wilyabrup, which today remains at the heart of the Vasse Felix Estate.
Grown in Wilyabrup, (the coastal, mid-northern area of Margaret River) on ancient, well-drained gravel loam soils produce wines of great varietal purity and character. These wonderful, often tiny, vineyard sections are individually fermented using indigenous yeasts, with many experiencing maceration periods of up to 31 days. Natural fermentation and extended maceration are coupled with traditional oxidative handling to clearly define the intricate personality of each vineyard site before blending. Portions of Malbec (11%) complement and enhance the Cabernet profile while elevated perfumes and alternative fermentation of Petit Verdot (3%) bring a bright nuance.
Juicy and succulent with a plump core, slow-building fine tannins and a soft stone-dry finish with persisting fragrance. Flavours of cranberry, blackcurrant and mushroom with light peppermint elevate the palate with lightness and power.
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