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