The secrets of funky/flinty Chardonnay

Heytesbury Chardonay bunches hanging on the vine

A deep dive into VSCs and correct sulphur-related terms.

Virginia Willcock is toying with the idea of putting a permanent out-of-office message on her email account. It’s not that she plans to be travelling full time but because she’d love to say that she’s a winemaker and doesn’t do emails.

Fortunately for me, she did reply to an email I sent her following her visit to London in September last year to present a vertical tasting of her Heytesbury Chardonnay.

You can read about those wines in Vasse Felix Heytesbury – benchmark Australian Chardonnay. I was curious to find...