This wine is produced from Semillon using the Cane Cut method, where each fruiting cane is detached from the vine. The bunches are left hanging in the autumn breeze until the fruit has dried and concentrated in flavour and sugar.
A cool, high humidity vintage made it very labour intensive benefiting greatly from precise canopy management critical to mitigate disease pressure and optimise sun exposure for the
fruit. The success of this program enabled us to harvest ripe, clean fruit with slightly lower alcohol and great natural acidity. Consistent rainfall in January gave our red varieties a timely drink during veraison, while mild conditions allowed for extended ripening, creating beautiful aromatics and fine ripe tannins. Marri Blossom was non-existent throughout the region in 2019, resulting in the largest netting program ever seen at Vasse Felix to protect the fruit from bird damage. Overall a vintage tough on people but beautiful for quality.