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.
2017 was a cooler and later vintage than the previous 10 years; a year of elegant, perhaps slightly lighter bodied wines, though ripe in flavour, vibrant and very perfumed. Higher than average yields in combination with a cooler season contributed to delayed ripening of the fruit and good acid retention. Some timely warmth and sunshine occurred throughout January, although February temperatures remained moderate with some rainfall. With the cooler weather, canopy management and fruit thinning was imperative to mitigate disease pressures and allow for even, persistent ripening. There was a warm start to March to finish the white harvest, followed by the driest April since 1982, finishing the reds beautifully.
A semillon/sauvignon blanc blend, the colour a bright pale green. Some deft winemaking has made the flavour and structure of the blend greater than its parts. Guava, gooseberry and passionfruit ex the sauvignon blanc are braced by grassy/lemony semillon and its acidity.
90 - Buy of the Week
A widely available, affordable drop not to be overlooked. The classic combination of semillon and sauvignon blanc creates a blend with depth and freshness, and the early harvesting of the grapes gives the wine engaging energy and vibrancy. A well-balanced white to always have on hand for whatever the occasion.
Perfectly made; good to drink.
Margaret River blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc. Easy as you like. It's light-ish, elegant, squeaky clean and fluid. The flavours flow gently but persuasively through the palate and while there's never any great intensity to point to its continues admirably on through the finish. Perfectly made; good to drink.
12 Drops of Christmas
The Margaret River blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon is as West Australian as a blinding hot day at the beach. It's crisp and fruity all at once, with lovely notes of summer citrus and guava. Serve this classic very cold with fun and festive friends. (2016 Vintage)