Vasse Felix Idee Fixe Premier Brut
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PRODUCER: Established in 1967 by regional pioneer Dr Tom Cullity, Vasse Felix is Margaret River's founding wine estate.
One of the great wine regions of the world, Margaret River enjoys a truly unique environment and climate which makes it a paradise for winemakers and wine lovers alike. From the first plantings, right up to the modern day, we have always strived to explore and express the very best of the Margaret River region at Vasse Felix.
There are many things that make Vasse Felix the special place it is: the incredible environment and climate of Margaret River, Family ownership, Treasured heritage, and Priceless vineyards. But above all, it's the dedication of their entire team to continue Dr Cullity's original aim for Vasse Felix: "to make the best possible wine".
WINEMAKING: Idée Fixe Premier Brut is crafted from house-grown Chardonnay, handpicked from a specialty vineyard in Karridale. Rare quartz based soils, persistent cloud and biting cold winds from the Southern Ocean are favoured by our unique clones of Chardonnay. Heritage at Vasse Felix provides an intimate understanding of Chardonnay growing and winemaking.
Elegant: Idée Fixe is crafted from the premium, free-run cuvée of handpicked Chardonnay, and meticulous méthode traditionnelle winemaking. A light, elegant form is revealed in the fine, even bead and the brilliant pale yellow hue. The delicate mousse is enhanced by the harmonious structural balance of phenolics and minerality, creating an enticing palate with a citrus-infused acidity, layers of captivating freshness and textural finesse.
Expressive: The Premier Brut celebrates the fruit’s personality through the conscious direction to make a base Chardonnay of integrity, accentuated with méthode traditionnelle bubbles. A cool, humid growing season followed by moderate ripening conditions in Karridale produced fruit with a bright natural acidity lending perfectly to sparkling wine making. A wine of depth and savoury complexity evolves in the glass over time
Distinct: The unmistakable DNA of southern Margaret River Chardonnay and its cool, coastal influence runs through the core. Lifted nuances of struck match and wet stone lead into wisps of freshly shucked oysters and ocean mist. Amidst this coastal symphony, tempting notes of yellow plum, Granny Smith apple pie and almond blossom emerge above hints of Allspice biscuit and sourdough. The sea foam mousse dances gracefully along the palate to unfurl a powerful, spacious finish