Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2019


'Son of' the Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon. It carries the structure, power and tannins of classic Cabernet in an earlier drinking, succulent style from fruit sourced from each of the Vasse Felix vineyards.

"A brooding style with notes of vanilla, graphite and blackberries. The palate takes its time but when it does a composed set of fruit, spice and tannin all fall nicely into place. This is a lovely luncheon claret style and its perceived alcohol is lower than what the label states. It holds itself elegantly. 28 AUG 2021." Drink 2021 - 2026 91/100 The Real Review, Gabrielle Poy

A fresh but velvety palate with medium weight, a creamy core and fine, elegant tannins. Hints of delicate dried cranberry and sunflower seed nuttiness linger on the finish.

The individual batches were destemmed and sent as whole berries to stainless steel rotating fermenters for wild fermentation. Cabernet parcels were left on skins for 12-20 days to extract a fine backbone of tannins. Open top and use of aeration during fermentation helped to promote a clean fruit perfume, soften the tannins and bring life to the wine. The resulting wines were matured in fine French oak for 11 months prior to blending, with limited racking to help preserve the delicate wild characters captured in this low intervention approach.