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 dry spring delayed vine development by 2-3 weeks, allowing time to open canopies which paid off come veraison. December, January and February brought consistent dry and warm conditions which saw vine development catch up nicely. Yields and bunch weights were a highlight, with fruit displaying beautiful balance. Ideal mild conditions allowed Chardonnay to develop bright acidity and sound flavour ripeness. March brought three small rain incidents, the most significant of which occurred post white harvest. Cool evenings and moderate daytime temperatures with afternoon sea breezes were ideal for gentle, consistent tannin ripening in our reds which maintained dense flavour. Low Marri Blossom presence resulted in the largest netting program since 2019, with bird pressure at a high during harvest. Overall, vineyard plots have shown excellent balance with more fruit and canopy, reflecting vine health and minimal heat stress from a milder season.
Ticks the 'easy to drink' box, plus the good value one, too. A combo of semillon and sauvignon blanc coming together to offer juicy fruit and a wisp of florals while tangy acidity leads a racy palate, a smidge of texture adding to the appeal.
I have it on good word that winemaking wizard Virginia Willcock never wants to make the same wine year in, year out—she’s always looking to go one up. The rise of Vasse Felix is hard to ignore, even their humble semillon sauvignon blanc has been caught in her web. This is a stylish savoury white that over-delivers on its price point. An intriguing nose of lemon pith, lime marmalade and subtle spice on the nose. The palate is welcoming, awash with citrus flavours and a cupping line of acid which enlivens and sustains the flavours. There’s nice detail to this SSB: it tames the usually overt nature and offers interest.