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2021 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 Bright, pale straw. NOSE A delicate lifted perfume of lemon blossom, star fruit and green paw paw, with spring notes of Lily flower, fresh curry leaf and clover. PALATE A fresh crunchy palate with a soft fruit core. The lovely purity of texture is complemented by hints of guava, lemon blossom and persistent light curry leaf.
Winemaker Notes
The 2021 Classic Dry White is comprised of our most fragrant Margaret River Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc fruit. We ferment these parcels with organic and wild yeasts to add lovely textural elements, and use inert vessels during fermentation to preserve the purity and freshness of our fruit. A very low yielding vintage for Semillon has delivered a soft and full fruit core, which is complemented by the crunchy, fresh acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc blend.
Production Notes
62% Semillon, 38% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential:
Fresh on release
Harvest Date
Late February - Mid March 2021
Stainless steel tank
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
Bottling Date
May 2021
Vintage Notes

A year of peculiar weather challenges due to the La Niña season, where our commitment to organic viticulture was vital to the successful growth of quality, balanced fruit. A cool and wet spring prompted the need for an intense leaf plucking program to mitigate disease risk. Canopy management was a priority throughout February and March to combat unusually warm and moist conditions. A rainfall event in early February provided a timely drink for the red varietals, followed by warm weather which was ideal for the Chardonnay to achieve ripeness. A second rainfall incident in early March was followed by sunny and breezy conditions to dry off the fruit for healthy ripening. With judicious canopy management and a crop of naturally resilient grapes, we are pleased to say that fantastic quality fruit was ripened and harvested with little-to-no disease in our vineyards.

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    Ciao Magazine - Wine With Windsor

    This may be the best budget - priced wine of the year so far. Floral and citrusy with green apple crunch, the new vintage is out any day now. A perfect picnic wine. V20

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    Matthew Jukes

    This year’s summer special is packed with affordable wines made by superstar winemakers and this thrilling white is no exception. Virginia Willcock is the lady in question and this is her electrifying aperitif wine with a stiletto sharp palate and mojito-fresh citrus tang. Strap yourselves in for a roller-coaster ride with this amazing white wine. V20

  • Gorgeous

    The Guardian

    A combo that you’ll find in sweet wines such as sauternes, and that’s gorgeous in this dry Aussie incarnation from Margaret River. Another one for salmon. V20

  • 90 Points

    Ray Jordan's Top 100 Whites

    Always nails this style of blended white wine. It’s a 62/38 split of semillon and sauvignon blanc. Plenty of crunchy celery and racy fruit characters. The palate is tight and lively with a zesty fruit character. Best for drinking in the short term.

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