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2014 Classic Dry White

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.

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Bright pale straw. NOSE Intense fragrant perfume with notes reminiscent of yellow and green snake confectionery, lemon verbena herb and a subtle hint of white pepper spice with exotic sandalwood. PALATE A very fine refreshing palate with succulent acidity and a pure rounded fruit body. The flavours are bright and clean with yellow snake confectionery sweetness complemented with hints of white pepper and lemon ginger tea.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES Semillon's citrus and floral notes are complemented by the tropical passionfruit aromatics of Sauvignon Blanc. These varieties are picked at reasonably low Baume, capturing fine high-note aromas, crisp primary fruit flavours and good acid structure. The Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc juices are then fermented under cool conditions using specially selected yeasts to ensure the varietal characters are accentuated. This wine was fermented without the use of oak for pure fruit expression.
Varietals:
Production Notes
60% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
12.50
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
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Harvested:
Harvest Date
February - March 2014
Oak:
Fermentation
Unwooded
TA:
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH:
pH
3.19
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
2.53 g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
July 2014
Vintage Notes
2014

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

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.

2014 Classic Dry White
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$19.00
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Reviews
  • 94 Points

    Wine Companion

    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.

  • 92 Points

    Best Wines Under $20

    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.