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2013 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.

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Bright pale straw with a slight green tinge. NOSE Vibrant passionfruit and feijoa capture the high note perfumes, while lemon zest, crisp snow pea and gooseberry provide depth. Subtle underlying yeasty sourdough and cheddar add savoury character and intrigue. PALATE A luscious, succulent and fleshy palate frames the same mix of citrus and tropical fruit flavours while delivering stunning texture. Shows a wonderful balance of softness and mouthwatering acidity, with a richness and length of flavour that truly resonates.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES Sauvignon Blanc provides tropical passionfruit aromatics that are complemented by Semillon's lime and floral notes. Specialised yeasts have been selected to accentuate these core varietal characters. 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. A small contribution from Sauvignon Blanc fermented entirely on skins has once again added a unique savoury element to the nose and palate.
Varietals:
Production Notes
68% Sauvignon Blanc, 32% Semillon
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
13.0
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
3 - 5 years
Harvested:
Harvest Date
Feb/Mar 2013
Oak:
Fermentation
19% French oak, 14 weeks (100% new)
TA:
Acid
7.1g/L
pH:
pH
3.09
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
1.2g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
July 2013
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 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
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Reviews
  • 95 Points

    Australian Wine Companion - James Halliday

    "Has the majestic line, length and intensity Margaret River brings to this blend when grown and made to the exacting standards of Vasse Felix. It is a light year away from Marlborough in style; here lime and lemon are infused in the fleeting tropical and stone fruit flavours, leaving the mouth fresh and thrusting for more."

  • 16.5

    Jancis Robinson.com

    More immediate pea-pod aroma than on the 2012, riper and deeper but still has a great line of freshness and then a firm texture supporting the fruit.

  • 16.5

    Decanter

    "Vasse Felix has been a pioneering force in the Margaret River region since the 1960s. Its Sauvignon Semillon gives you a truly enjoyable glass of wine. It's quite forward and zippy, with citrus and apple notes countered by more herbaceous touches and an attractive, textured feel."