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2017 Classic Dry Red

A classic bright, lightly perfumed and succulent Margaret River Shiraz. Shiraz from this region is characterised by its medium weight, delicious structure with sweetness and power, and fine tannin profile providing great length. This popular, pure-fruit style has been made by Vasse Felix since 1987.

 

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Bright ruby red. NOSE An enticing blackberry, raspberry and mulberry lift with beautiful spice notes of pepper and a hint of salami. Fresh and full of life. PALATE A luscious, soft and delicious entrance is filled with flavours of juicy raspberry pie and a hint of black jelly beans. The satin fruit entrance transitions seamlessly, with the finest soft tannins, to a smooth dry finish with a lingering trace of berry pie.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES The individual batches were sent as whole berries separately into stainless steel rotating fermentation vessels. In 2017, for the first time, 100% wild yeast was embraced to ferment all of our red batches. Before fermentation kicked off the batches experienced a few days of gentle soak, they were then pressed off when ferment completed. Open top and use of aeration during fermentation helped to promote a clean fruit perfume, soften the tannins and bring vivacity and life to the wine. The wine matured in barriques for 12 months imparting balance, complexity and softness, before being blended with a small amount of Malbec to contribute an additional deep fruit aroma.
Varietals:
Production Notes
88% Shiraz, 12% Malbec
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
13.5
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Now until 2022
Harvested:
Harvest Date
Late March – Late April 2017
Oak:
Fermentation
100% 3-6 year old French Oak, 12 months
TA:
Acid
6.1g/L
pH:
pH
3.62
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
1.1g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
September 2018
Vintage Notes
2017

The individual batches were sent as whole berries separately into stainless steel rotating fermentation vessels. In 2017, for the first time, 100% wild yeast was embraced to ferment all of our red batches. Before fermentation kicked off the batches experienced a few days of gentle soak, they were then pressed off when ferment completed. Open top and use of aeration during fermentation helped to promote a clean fruit perfume, soften the tannins and bring vivacity and life to the wine. The wine matured in barriques for 12 months imparting balance, complexity and softness, before being blended with a small amount of Malbec to contribute an additional deep fruit aroma.

2017 Classic Dry Red
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SKU: 17CDR7AU12
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Reviews
  • "Classy"

    Ray Jordan's Top 100 Reds

    The quintessential Classic Dry Red. Hard to fault as a wine at this price. Classy stuff.

  • Classically Drinkable Red

    The Wine Front

    Classic Dry Red. Margaret River. In smaller print, on the front label, comes the word: Shiraz. It may well be shiraz but it's a relatively herbal version. It's not deep or profound but more importantly, it's not simple. It keeps you both guessing and interested, but in accessible way. It could be called a Classically Drinkable Red. (2014)

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