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 conditions at the end of 2015 helped establish a healthy fruitset and better yields than the previous two seasons. January temperatures were warm, interrupted by one rainfall event late in the month, great viticulture management, clean, well-trimmed canopies and subsequent warm weather prevented disease risk. White varieties were harvested throughout February with elegant flavours and bright natural acidity.
Fresh and Crisp
Margaret River's aromatic white blends are characterised by their fresh and delicate fruit and crisp natural acidity. This is the flagship Sauvignon Blanc Semillon of Vasse Felix, comprising the best fruit of the vintage. A small portion is matured in fine French oak providing savoury nuances, depth and structure.
The 2015 Vasse Felix Sauvignon Blanc Semillon was awarded Gold - 95 points within the 2015 or older Blends of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon category.
Consistently among the best examples of this blended white from Margaret River. Appears slightly more delicate and restrained than some previous vintages, yet there is complexity and intrigue throughout. Lemony nutty aromas and a fine, pure palate displaying a keen precision through to its long finish. Beautiful current drink but one which will handle some short-term ageing. Best drinking now to 2023.