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.
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.
"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."
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.
"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."