The plush, intensely flavoured and chocolaty Vasse Felix Heytesbury Cabernet Blend is a beacon of quality. The fruit is sourced from the original 1967 Vasse Felix plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Petit Verdot, which gives perfume and structure, has been included in the wine since 2007. All vineyard blocks are fermented separately to optimise blending options. Vinification methods include gentle batch-vinification and maturation takes place in up to 92% new French Oak for about 18 months. The proportion of new oak varies from year to year depending on the fruit weight and intensity of the varietal components.