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2019 Classic Dry White

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.


Tasting Notes
COLOUR Pale straw with a green tinge. NOSE Fragrant tropical fruit notes of custard apple, pawpaw and lychee are lifted by hints of lime marmalade, bread dough and herb nuances. PALATE Light, soft and creamy sweet tropical fruit is balanced by fresh crisp acidity and a hint of herbs. A light, easy finish with beautiful citrus pith texture.
Winemaker Notes
Semillon's citrus and floral notes are complemented by the tropical passionfruit aromatics of Sauvignon Blanc. These varieties are picked at reasonably low baumé, capturing fine high-note aromas, crisp primary fruit flavours and good acid structure. In 2019, 70% of the batches destined for the Classic Dry White were fermented under cool conditions using specially selected yeasts to ensure the varietal characters were accentuated, while 30% was permitted to ferment wild in tank contributing a softer/fuller mouthfeel. This wine was made without the use of oak to preserve pure fruit expression.
Production Notes
66% Semillon, 34% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential:
Now until 2020
Harvest Date
March 2019
Stainless steel tank
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
Bottling Date
July 2019
Vintage Notes

A cool, high-humidity start to vintage meant we benefited greatly from precise canopy management 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. Mild conditions allowed for extended ripening, creating beautiful aromatics and fine ripe tannins in our reds. 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 labour-intensive vintage that resulted in beautiful quality fruit. 

2019 Classic Dry White
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  • 90 points - Ray Jordan's Top 100 Whites

    Ray Jordan

    Sometimes the extra year improves this classic blend. In this case, it has taken it into another zone. Still has the tropical fruit and edgy gooseberry lemon zest but the dial has been turned down and it's less overt. It makes for terrific drinking right now.

  • 92 points (Special Value Rating)

    Jane Faulkner - 2021 Halliday Wine Companion

    A 66/34% split of semillon and sauvignon blanc, it's bright and as cheery as a summer's day, the best time to enjoy this. Fresh and brimming with lemon-lime flavours complementing the tropical edge of feijoa and passionfruit pith with a sprinkling of fresh herbs. Refreshing all the way.

  • 90 points

    The Real Review - Ralph Kyte-Powell

    The 2019 version has delicious purity of light passionfruit, lime and herbal aromas that are ripe and inviting. The palate has unusual depth for the style, with a hint of fruit sweetness, persistent flavours, good structure, and tangy balance. A delicious warm-weather white.

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