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Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally.. Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»
Established 1976, Clairault are one of the pioneering estates on Margaret River. A tastefully limited range, from elite vineyards within the very dress circle of prestigious wineries at the heart of Margaret River's most illustrious precincts, Wilyabrup, Yallingup and Karridale. These are the dearest winegrowing terroirs in the Australian west, a place of auspicious soils and stimulating climes, the motherlode of environmentals which yield the most august vintages on the continent. The team at Clairault take a decidedly pastoral approach, biodynamically grown and environmentally sound, a sanctuary to native flora and fauna, their vineyards are managed to a.. The kindly cabernet of clairault»
Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the.. A better block on hay shed hill»

Vasse Felix Classic Dry White CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River Western Australia
One of the country's defining regional styles by one of our most splendid winemaking estates. Vasse Felix pioneered the vital blend of white varietal grapes and now the moniker Classic Dry White is synonymous with Margaret River. Vivacious lifted fruits drive the palate, classic tropical, passionfruit aromatics of Sauvignon Blanc combine with the grassy citrus herbal edge of Semillon, a refreshingly clean, zesty food friendly wine. Perfect with seafood and Asian poultry recipes, always a welcome guest around every table of fine fare.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
Vasse Felix enjoys near perfect conditions for viticulture. The Mediterranean climate features mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers, ideal for the growth of high quality fruit. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc flourish in these climes, developing distinctive regional characters not found anywhere else in Australia. Ripening conditions provide the varietal definition and aromatic qualities which make Margaret River so unique. Grapes are picked to modest levels of sugar baume, capturing fine aromas, crisp primary fruit flavours and good, clean acid structure. The juices are fermented under cool conditions with specially selected yeasts, completely unoaked to preserve the vitally crisp bouquet and flavours.
Bright pale straw, fresh green hue. Lifted citrus aromas are supported beautifully by nuances of passionfruit with hints of yellow rose, orange and lemon rind. The palate is zesty and vibrant, with fresh fruit sweetness adding a juicy succulence to the pure fruit characters. The crisp acidity provides great length to the wine, while flavours of freshly cut grass, citrus and passionfruit add further intensity.
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