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2017 Classic Dry White

A classic Margaret River blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. This popular, pure-fruit style has been made by Vasse Felix since 1987. It is zesty, fresh and crisp.


  • Colour

    Brilliant straw green.


    Cool vintage thistle and peppermint characters are supported by traditional lemon/lime freshness, ginger spice and a hint of paw-paw richness.


    Crisp tropical fruit and tangy citrus flavours dominate the entrance and mid palate, while the mouth-watering acidity supports excellent length. The finish is soft and delicious, yet super clean, making for a wonderfully versatile white wine.
  • Winemaker's notes

    Semillon's citrus and floral notes are complemented by the tropical passionfruit aromatics of Sauvignon Blanc. These varieties are picked at reasonably low Baume, capturing fine high-note aromas, crisp primary fruit flavours and good acid structure. The Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc juices are then fermented under cool conditions using specially selected yeasts to ensure the varietal characters are accentuated. This wine was fermented without the use of oak for pure fruit expression.
  • Varietals 58% Semillon, 42% Sauvignon Blanc
    Alcohol 12.0%
    Cellaring potential Drinks beautifully now.
    HarvestedFebruary - March 2017
    Residual Sugar3.08g/L
    BottledJuly 2017
  • Vintage Description

    2017 was a cooler and later vintage than the previous 10 years; a year of elegant, perhaps slightly lighter bodied wines, though ripe in flavour, vibrant and very perfumed. Higher than average yields in combination with a cooler season contributed to delayed ripening of the fruit and good acid retention. Some timely warmth and sunshine occurred throughout January, although February temperatures remained moderate with some rainfall. With the cooler weather, canopy management and fruit thinning was imperative to mitigate disease pressures and allow for even, persistent ripening. There was a warm start to March to finish the white harvest, followed by the driest April since 1982, finishing the reds beautifully.
2017 Classic Dry White
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  • 2017 Classic Dry White   - Reviews


  • 12 Drops of Christmas
    Home Beautiful - Liz O'Connell
    The Margaret River blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon is as West Australian as a blinding hot day at the beach. It's crisp and fruity all at once, with lovely notes of summer citrus and guava. Serve this classic very cold with fun and festive friends. (2016 Vintage)
  • 93 points
    The Australian
    The harmony and seamless fusion of snow pea, Meyer lemon, passionfruit and built-in acidity are precisely proportioned. Drink now or in five years. Semillon leads (62%), with 35% sauvignon blanc and 3% chardonnay. (2015 Vintage)
    October 2015
  • Zesty, Fresh and Crisp
    A classic Margaret River blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. This popular, pure-fruit style has been made by Vasse Felix since 1987. It is zesty, fresh and crisp.
  • 93 Points
    James Halliday's Top Value Wines Feb/March 2018
    A semillon/sauvignon blanc blend, the colour a bright pale green. Some deft winemaking has made the flavour and structure of the blend greater than its parts. Guava, gooseberry and passionfruit ex the sauvignon blanc are braced by grassy/lemony semillon and its acidity.
    January 2018
  • 90 - Buy of the Week
    The Real Review
    A widely available, affordable drop not to be overlooked. The classic combination of semillon and sauvignon blanc creates a blend with depth and freshness, and the early harvesting of the grapes gives the wine engaging energy and vibrancy. A well-balanced white to always have on hand for whatever the occasion.
    March 2018
  • Perfectly made; good to drink.
    The Wine Front
    Margaret River blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc. Easy as you like. It's light-ish, elegant, squeaky clean and fluid. The flavours flow gently but persuasively through the palate and while there's never any great intensity to point to its continues admirably on through the finish. Perfectly made; good to drink.
    16 March 2018

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