Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Petit Verdot Margaret River Western Australia
It was as recently as 1965 that Dr John S Gladstones brought the world's attention to Margaret River. Two years later Dr Tom Cullity planted vines and Vasse Felix was born. The profoundly perfumed and structured bond of Merlot and Cabernet is synonymous with Margaret River. Cabernet's firm tannin structure is mellowed by the generosity of Merlot and Malbec, contributing remarkable aromatics, flavour and sound structure. Vasse Felix craft this fashionable accord to strike the perfect balance and deliver a deeply satisfying experience to all red wine enthusiasts.
Parcels are all separately crushed into fermenters and treated to a careful cap management and extraction. Traditional vinification controls tannin and colour to conjure up a deeply coloured wine with great structure, length and defined expression of each variety. Cabernet Sauvignon is treated to a suitable duration of maceration to extract a fine backbone of structural tannins and blackcurrant laden fruit. The Merlot parcels underwent a cold pre fermentation maceration before being pressed off skins early to maintain a soft luscious mouth feel. The inclusion of Malbec really lifts the wine to glorious heights. The finished Felix is matured for a year in a selection of new to five year old French oak barrels.
Deep red with crimson hue. Fresh raspberry, red and black currant aromas support delicate herbal nuances of mint and bay leaf. Beautifully integrated, the French oak provides a subtle vanillin and spice fragrance. The palate alights with sweet fruit, fine powdery tannins and a juicy, mouth watering acid structure. A lovely contrast of red berry, fresh mint and dried bay leaf, finishing fine and long on sweet and savoury notes of earth and spice.