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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.
Varietals:
Production Notes
66% Semillon, 34% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
12.5
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Now until 2020
Harvested:
Harvest Date
March 2019
Oak:
Fermentation
Stainless steel tank
TA:
Acid
6.6g/L
pH:
pH
3.19
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
2.72g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
July 2019
Vintage Notes
2019

A cool, high-humidity 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. 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 labour-intensive vintage that resulted in beautiful quality fruit. 

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

    Ray Jordan

    One of the best-known examples of this style. It's a blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc displaying excellent tropical herbaceous fruit characters. Balanced with a long palate lifted with a splash of lemon citrus.

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