Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Red Blend

$199.00

COUNTRY

Australia

VARIETY/TYPE

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot

VINTAGE

2016

ALCOHOL

12%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Rich, Powdery Tannins, Blackberry Fruits, Medium Bodied, Ocean, Chocolate, Earthy, Spice

Nose: Wild Berries, Ocean, Wood, Rose Petal, Violet, Mushrooms, Cedar, Linseed Oil, Dark Chocolate, Peppermint Leaves

Pairings: Steak with Mushroom Sauce, Portobello Mushrooms, Gorgonzola, Cheesy Polenta

THE VARIETY

Australian Blends

The art of wine blending is purely for the purpose of creating a more complex and flavourful wine. It can enhance the aromas, texture, body, finish, and colour; Merlot can help soften Cabernet’s tannins; Syrah can give lift and body to a Pinot. In many regions blending is a tradition, as it is in the greats of Bordeaux and Rhône. Australia is no different, with a tradition of blending going back to the earliest days of the Australian wine industry. 
THE REGION

Margaret River

Western Australia’s most famous wine region was established by Dr. Tom Cullity at Vasse Felix in 1967. Quickly followed by Moss Wood and Cullen. Today, Margaret River has over 150 producers on widely varying soils with the region’s best reds coming off the ironstone gravel. Within the region, areas such as the Wilyabrup Valley—a warm maritime climate—are the beating heart of Cabernet plantings. Though famous for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Shiraz shine here too.