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Vasse Felix

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2012 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 ruby hue NOSE Concentrated and fresh with ripe plum and blackberry fruit interspersed with nuances of pepper and aniseed. Subtle oak derived aromas of caramel and vanilla highlight the background. PALATE Round and creamy in fruit body and texture with a succulent, tangy acidity that balances and drives the palate to a bright raspberry and vanillin toast finish.
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 so as to extract a fine backbone of structural tannins and blackcurrant laden fruit. The 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
77.5% Shiraz, 22.5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
14.00
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Drinks beautifully now, made to enjoy in its youth
Harvested:
Harvest Date
March - April 2012
Oak:
Fermentation
100% oak, 12 months (1-4yr old)
TA:
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH:
pH
3.50
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
1.0 g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
September 2013
Vintage Notes
2012

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

Good finishing winter rains with moderate spring conditions resulted in excellent canopy health. The summer ripening period was dry and warm with some above average heat in late January prompting an early start to harvest. The weather tempered in early February and the fruit ripening slowed to a more typical pattern resulting in a long and steady vintage. Continuous fine weather remained through to mid-April when harvest completed for reds.

2012 Classic Dry Red
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