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2016 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

This wine is a blend of Vasse Felix's best parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, a portion of which is fermented in new French oak barriques to provide additional complexity, texture and length. It is aromatic and vibrant with a subtle savoury nuance.

 

  • Colour

    Vibrant pale straw with a green tinge.

    Nose

    A distinct, alluring nose suggesting baked chicken and vegetable pie with warm herbed bread that evolves over a few minutes to reveal underlying paw paw, kiwi fruit and savoury herbs.

    Palate

    The entrance is crisp and crunchy with a succulent mineral, mid-palate and a very long flavoursome finish. Hints of the dusty, savoury herb in the aroma are present, but it is powerful lime and blackcurrant that form the core of the wine, with subtle French oak spice and structure bringing an extra dimension of quality.
  • Winemaker's notes

    Semillon's citrus and floral notes compliment intense Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc with blackcurrant (yes, SB is the mother of Cabernet Sauvignon), sometimes passionfruit, and amazing savoury herbal tones. The wine's aromatic and textural complexity has also been enhanced by retaining extra solids in some of the juice parcels and fermenting a portion in new French oak barriques which bring a fragrant spice. A small contribution from Sauvignon Blanc fermented entirely on skins has once again added a unique savoury element to the nose and palate.
  • Varietals 69% Sauvignon Blanc, 31% Semillon
    Alcohol 12.5%
    Cellaring potential Will reward over 3-5 years
    HarvestedFebruary 2016
    Oak24% French oak, 14 weeks (100% new)
    TA7.15 g/L
    PH3.22
    Residual Sugar0.88 g/L
    BottledAugust 2016
  • Vintage Description

    Moderate spring conditions at the end of 2015 helped establish a healthy fruitset and better yields than the previous two seasons. January temperatures were warm, interrupted by one rainfall event late in the month, great viticulture management, clean, well-trimmed canopies and subsequent warm weather prevented disease risk. White varieties were harvested throughout February with elegant flavours and bright natural acidity.
2016 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Single Bottle $24.00
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  • 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon  - Reviews

    Reviews

  • 95 points
    The West Australian Wine Guide
    A blend that takes the usual fare for this combo to another plane of excellence. Superb aromatics of honeysuckle, tropical fruit and subtle lemon stone fruit. The palate is just beautiful with deep complexity and flavour. The fruit is still dominant but there are other factors at play which elevate this. Finishes crisp and precise. (2015)
    November 2016
  • Gold
    Margaret River Wine Show
    The 2015 Vasse Felix Sauvignon Blanc Semillon was awarded Gold - 95 points within the 2015 or older Blends of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon category.
    November 2016
  • Fresh and Crisp
    Margaret River's aromatic white blends are characterised by their fresh and delicate fruit and crisp natural acidity. This is the flagship Sauvignon Blanc Semillon of Vasse Felix, comprising the best fruit of the vintage. A small portion is matured in fine French oak providing savoury nuances, depth and structure.
  • 93 points
    The West Australian - Ray Jordan
    Consistently among the best examples of this blended white from Margaret River. Appears slightly more delicate and restrained than some previous vintages, yet there is complexity and intrigue throughout. Lemony nutty aromas and a fine, pure palate displaying a keen precision through to its long finish. Beautiful current drink but one which will handle some short-term ageing. Best drinking now to 2023.
    September 2017

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