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.
A cool, winter-like spring saw vine growth delayed in development. Rainfall in October was significant. A dry and warm summer, with sustained warmth day and night through December, January and February, possibly influenced by another La Niña season, saw a rapid ripening period for all white varieties, with all vineyards harvested in little over a month. Fruit quality was excellent with surprising delicacy and elegance. A low yielding vintage, primarily due to spring conditions over the past two years. Warm and rapid veraison for reds in early February was ideal and saw the Cabernet’s desirable ripe flavours pronounce themselves quickly. Vine health remains fantastic, with fruit quality high and flavours concentrated.
Margaret River’s first vineyard and winery continues to impress with its extensive range. Its Classic Dry White is a blend of semillon (75%) and sauvignon blanc (25%) and is more restrained and much drier than many other examples in the region. The flavours are more fresh garden herbs, granny smith.
Curry powder and slight SO2 on the nose; palate is very restrained and light, fading quickly to a short finish. Clean, dry and gently firm at the close.
This is one of those well-made, uncomplicated yet subtle wines. It serves its purpose to provide enjoyment with its lemon-lime, melon and snow pea flavours, crisp acidity and refreshment guaranteed.