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Vasse Felix

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2013 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 Bright dark Maroon. NOSE A fragrant inviting aroma with raspberry, jam tart, a hint of liquorice and some lovely earthy tones of mushroom skin along with some toasty vanilla from oak influence. PALATE A very soft, fine silky palate entrance. A creamy luscious balance with plum skin and raspberry cream lolly flavours that finishes fresh and dry.
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 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
83% Shiraz, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
14.00
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Drinks beautifully now, made to enjoy in its youth
Harvested:
Harvest Date
March 2013
Oak:
Fermentation
100% French oak, 12 months (1-4yr old)
TA:
Acid
6.4g/L
pH:
pH
3.45
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
0.49g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
November 2014
Vintage Notes
2013

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

Moderate spring temperatures accompanied by low solar radiation and cool soil conditions contributed to slower vine growth and increased disease pressure. Thankfully, a consistently warm and dry summer ensured clean canopies and another early start to the white harvest. Rapidly cooling weather in March allowed extended ripening time for the reds and more traditional harvest timing through late March into April.

2013 Classic Dry Red
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Reviews
  • 89 Points

    The Wine Front

    It gets the mix pretty right... Sufficient tannin, sufficient fruit, a hit of dark olivey flavour to the bed of sweet, curranty fruit. Violet-like notes add lift. Easy to like; hard to fault. It is so well balanced that it could easily drink well over a longer period than the window provided here. Drink 2014 - 2017