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.
Similar to the previous season, the 2018 vintage experienced cooler than average conditions. Spring and early Summer delivered intermittent cool then moderate weeks before a run of below average temperatures in January and February. Late January rain led to a fear of disease, however a beautiful period of ripening followed with ample sunshine and strong daily sea breezes preserving vibrant fruit flavours and acidity. Our white varieties ripened with ideal sugar levels and high malic acid content for the third year running, resulting in a desire to allow some natural malolactic ferment in our Chardonnays. Meanwhile, the reds ripened slowly and gently through a dry Autumn ensuring fully developed tannins and a slightly riper and fleshier fruit profile to 2017.
James Halliday's Top Value Wines Feb/March 2018 & 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
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. 93 points - 2017v
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.