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VASSE FELIX AWARDED

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VASSE FELIX AWARDED ‘BEST SHOW WINE’ AT THE MACQUARIE GROUP SYDNEY ROYAL WINE SHOW.
  • THE FINE WINE PARTNERS PERPETUAL TROPHY Best Show Wine Exhibited at Major State Wine Shows within the 12 Months Preceding Judging
  • THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SYDNEY PERPETUAL TROPHY Best Premium White Wine, Two Years and Older
  • THE ALBERT CHAN MEMORIAL PRIZE Best White Wine of the Show
The 2010 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay has been awarded three trophies at the 2012 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show last night, including ‘The Fine Wine Partners Perpetual Trophy for Best Show Wine at Major State Wine Shows within the 12 Months Preceding Judging.’ These awards follow a string of show success for the 2010 Heytesbury Chardonnay which began at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show in October 2011, where it was awarded ‘Most Outstanding Red or White Wine of Show.’ The wine has received a total of 11 trophies from 5 shows, to become Vasse Felix’s most consistently awarded wine in the winery’s 45 year history. Vasse Felix Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock and her team are currently amidst vintage, but took a moment to express their excitement, saying the trophies for the 2010 Heytesbury Chardonnay reflect both an outstanding vintage in Margaret River, and the evolution of this variety at Vasse Felix. All of the Vasse Felix team are thrilled to have received such amazing accolades for this wine in the State wine shows over the past few months, culminating in ‘The Fine Wine Partners Perpetual Trophy.’ Our region may be relatively young, but every vintage we have focused, and will continue to focus, on discovering and realising the magnificent potential of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc and semillon blends in our home, Margaret River, Willcock said. At Vasse Felix our approach for chardonnay lies in picking the fruit earlier to achieve lower alcohol and better acidity, then fermenting only with natural yeast from our vineyards and cloudy juice, for a more complex wine. We feel our resulting 2010 Heytesbury Chardonnay speaks for itself of the world-class calibre of this variety in Margaret River and has a bright future ahead. 2010 chardonnays from Margaret River are expressing outstanding finesse, balance and structure. The 2010 Heytesbury Chardonnay and 2009 Heytesbury (which also won gold at the Show) are Vasse Felix’s flagship wines and are available from 1 May, 2012 throughout the world.

2010 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay Heytesbury Chardonnay is the flagship white wine of Vasse Felix. It is crafted from a selection of individual barrels from the finest sections and clones of our vineyards. The wine is fermented entirely with wild yeasts and matured in new and 1-2 year old French oak barriques with battonage for nine months. The style has developed significantly over recent years with complex vineyard character coming from less clarified juice and natural yeast. 2009 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Heytesbury is a barrel selection from the very finest sections in our vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Cabernet Sauvignon is dominant and its restrained power is lifted by the distinctly perfumed and structured Petit Verdot and Malbec. The finest Cabernet parcels undergo extended maceration and all batches are matured in carefully selected new and older French oak barriques for 18 months. Summary of Trophies for the 2010 Heytesbury Chardonnay 2012 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show
  • The Fine Wine Partners Perpetual Trophy for Best Show Wine Exhibited at Major State Wine Shows within the 12 Months Preceding Judging
  • The Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Perpetual Trophy for Best Premium White Wine, Two Years and Older
  • The Albert Chan Memorial Prize for Best White Wine of the Show
2011 Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia
  • The Oakton Trophy for the Best Chardonnay
  • The Dan Murphy’s Trophy for Best Dry White Wine
2011 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • Most Outstanding Red or White Wine in Show
  • Best White Wine in Show
  • Best Chardonnay in Show
2011 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
  • The Francois De Castella Trophy for the Best Young White Wine 2011 Margaret River Wine Show
  • Best Chardonnay
  • Best White Wine of Show
Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock Winemaking at Vasse Felix has been led by Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock since October 2006. Willcock has over two decades experience of Margaret River vintages and her passion, philosophy and experience has been the key driver of the winery’s refined focus. Choose From More Than 400 House Designs and House Plans We offer house designs in a wide range of styles and sizes. Some of our more popular house designs include European-inspired Georgian and Palladian homes, English Manor house plans, Tuscan-style Italian villas, French chateaux, and Colonial house plans. Our Tuscan-style villas range from 1800 sf to 13,600 sf. Our Newport Classics house designs are gentrified New England-style cottages that range from 1500 to 5000 square feet. Our starter castles, mansions and estate homes are designed in the grand tradition of some of the most impressive homes in the world. Please feel free to search our house designs or browse our photo gallery to get a sense of the many styles and types of house designs we offer.

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