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Vasse Felix

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2011 Classic Dry Red

A soft and sumptuous Margaret River Shiraz. Vasse Felix Classics are fruit-driven, approachable styles that have become some of Australia's most popular everyday classics since their inception in the 1980s.

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Deep red with a purple hue. NOSE Fragrant high note fruit perfumes of fresh dark cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant, combine with enticing notes of vanillan oak, rose petals and a hint of aniseed spice. PALATE Soft and succulent with rich fruit flavours. The fresh acidity and warm powdery tannins lead to a clean, fruit laden finish, with vibrant fresh raspberry flavours lingering.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES The individual batches were crushed separately into stainless steel fermentation vessels. The Shiraz parcels were pressed off skins early to maintain a soft, succulent mouth feel. The Cabernet parcels underwent a suitable duration of maceration to extract a fine backbone of structural tannins and blackcurrant laden fruit. The resulting wine was matured in barriques for 12 months, with the incorporation of traditional oxidative handling, to soften and round the tannin profile and add further aroma and flavour complexity.
Varietals:
Production Notes
85% Shiraz, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
14.00
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Best enjoyed in its youth
Harvested:
Harvest Date
Mar-11
Oak:
Fermentation
100% oak, 12 months (1-4 years)
TA:
Acid
6.7g/L
pH:
pH
3.46
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
1.6g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
Sep-12
Vintage Notes
2011

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

An exceptionally dry Spring resulted in small balanced canopies and early development stages. A very warm Summer with timely rainfall around veraison was followed with rapid ripening to an early vintage. Whites were harvested in a very short time frame though retained good acidity. Reds were early but slowed a little with milder conditions in March, resulting in excellent quality.

2011 Classic Dry Red
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Reviews
  • 92 Points

    Ray Jordans Top 100 Australian Reds

    A shiraz cabernet blend from Margaret River. In fact it's one of the most famous of this style and name. Perfectly balanced and poised with the earthy savoury cut of shiraz sitting snugly with the firmer thread of cabernet. The palate is quite dense yet there is a refined elegance which is sustained to a long finish.

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