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2020 Filius Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

A sophisticated, pure and expressive interpretation of this popular Margaret River blend with enticing minerality and savoury undertones.

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Pale straw with a green tinge. NOSE An enticing, exotic perfume of preserved lemon, rosemary, olives, star anise, green twigs and a hint of lavender. PALATE This fresh style shows a lovely full body and moreish fruit weight with hints of ripe lemon and green olive flesh. The crisp, dry finish lingers with notes of passion fruit pip and fennel.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES Refined winemaking techniques have better developed the exciting complexities built into the powerful, aromatic and structured fruit of Sauvignon Blanc, which is complimented by the tempering delicacy of our best parcels of Semillon. The small portion of Sauvignon Blanc fermented entirely on skins has helped to broaden and bring structure to the palate, while the use of French Oak and yeast lees has added texture. The use of wild fermentation results in better expression of our true vineyard character, giving the wine a more savoury and solid base. The wine is aged in oak and tank for 8 months before blending.
Varietals:
Production Notes
81% Sauvignon Blanc, 19% Semillon
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
13
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
3 - 5 years
Harvested:
Harvest Date
February 2020
Oak:
Fermentation
12% 1 year old French Oak Foudre, 10% 1 - 8 year old French Oak Puncheon, 8 months
TA:
Acid
5.8g/L
pH:
pH
3.29
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
1.24g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
November 2020
Vintage Notes
2020

2020 was a stunning vintage featuring low yields with fantastic quality; characteristics that will define this vintage as ‘rare and fine’. Spring development was early followed by a warm start to summer and continuing into fine sunny, dry conditions throughout the summer months. This, combined with lower yields, brought an early start to harvest. Conditions were ideal early on with minimal bird pressure due to timely arrival of Marri Blossom and no disease pressure. Bird pressure increased following a rainfall event late February, resulting in the reds being netted. Conditions also cooled slightly, extending the red vintage, delivering ideal tannin ripening and fruit flavour preservation.

2020 Filius Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
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SKU: 20FSBS7AU12
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Reviews
  • 92 points

    The Wine Pilot - Angus Hughson

    A super impressive take on the classic Margaret River blend that brings together the immaculate oak treatments overseen by Virginia Willcock in the Vasse Felix chardonnay range with lovely purity and brightness of fruit. Mid straw in colour, there is exceptional complexity for a wine at this price. Passionfruit, guava, lanolin and citrus notes with subtle nougat oak. Good intensity follows on a punchy palate driven by crisp acidity which is again nicely offset by a gentle oak touch. Good wine now and will add more layers with a couple more years of aging.

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