A classic Margaret River blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. This popular, pure-fruit style has been made by Vasse Felix since 1987. It is zesty, fresh and crisp.
Consistent, warm temperature throughout the ripening season with no extremes and good diurnal range, resulted in good balance and physiological ripeness. Reasonable yields were obtained despite a handful of blocks being exposed to heavy storms in Spring reducing their cropping potential, but overall quality is excellent. It was a very dry Summer from December through to the end of March, after the wettest Winter in 20 years. The whites show intense fruit flavour with excellent acidity at higher Baume and reds came off slowly and with great fruit power and ripe tannin. Light late-season rainfall did not effect the last of the intakes.
A 60/40% blend which dispenses with oak. An exercise in what can be achieved with purity and restrained elegance; the flavour spectrum is anchored on citrus spanning grapefruit through to mandarin, tropical fruits spun around the citrus core.
The classic white has everything the classic red lacks: vibrant energy, appeal, charm and terrific fruit. It is a better Semillon Sauvignon Blanc than you have any right to expect from a mass-produced wine at this price.