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Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet/Sauvignon

Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet/Sauvignon

Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet/Sauvignon – A deep, rich & complex wine with notable power & concentration – enhanced by 18 months in French oak.

Son of’ the Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon. It carries the structure, power and tannins of classic Cabernet in an earlier drinking, more forward style from fruit sourced from each of the Vasse Felix vineyards.TASTING NOTES APPEARANCE Bright maroon with a red brick edge. NOSE Deep, savoury Cabernet characters of blackcurrant, dark cherry, damp earth and cedar mingle with a spicy complexity care of the vibrant Malbec portion. PALATE Luscious and juicy upfront, the dark berry fruit is complemented by savoury elements of beef stock and dried woody herbs. There is a wonderful length of flavour as the palate transitions to a fine, textural and dusty drying finish, in classical Cabernet style.
WINEMAKER COMMENTS The great structural elements of fine Margaret River Cabernet are embraced with the dark fruit of Malbec to make a very Vasse Felix style. After 12-15 months maturation in barrique where traditional oxidative handling helps to soften and round the tannin profile, the Cabernet is blended with the ideal percentage of Malbec to create a savoury fine wine with medium weight, where big is not considered best. 

VARIETIES 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec HARVESTED March-April 2016 PRESSING Pneumatic bag press FERMENTATION 24% Wild, 76% BDX (inoculated) FERMENTATION VESSEL Stainless steel fermenter TIME ON SKINS Average 10 days MATURATION French Oak Barrique 19% New French Oak, 81% 1-5 year old French Oak 12 months FINING Isinglass BOTTLED July 2017 TA 6.2g/L PH 3.59 RESIDUAL SUGAR 0.39g/L ALCOHOL 13.5% VEGAN FRIENDLY No CELLARING Now until 20

Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet/Sauvignon –  a great wine from a classic winery

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This wine has all the classic taste and depth of many other cabernet sauvignons but at a price which makes it very affordable


Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: Western Australia, Margaret RiverVintage: 2020Grape Details: Cabernet SauvignonSKU: FELIX03

£20.00 a bottle

5 in stock


Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix was the first commercial vineyard and winery to be established in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. The wines from this producer have a great reputation for consistent and award winning quality.

Western Australia

Regarded as one of Australia’s best wine producing regions. It is synonymous with a new era in Australian wine. Margaret River really began its vineyard life as a result of two research reports from Californian viticulturalist Professor Harold Olmo and the Western Australian scientist Dr John Gladstone. In 1965 Dr Gladstone’s report indicated that the region had all the attributes to produce world quality wines. This advise was acted on by Dr Tom Cullity who set up his Vasse Felix vineyard near Willyabrup, followed by Dr Kevin Cullen and his wife Di who set up Cullen Wines. The climate is regarded as ‘cool’ because of its long slow ripening season. This region is regarded along with Coonawarra and the Yarra Valley as one of the premium Cabernet Sauvignon areas in Australia. The main wine styles: Red – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet-Merlot, Shiraz; White – Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho.

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