Vasse Felix Sauvignon Blanc 2019
One wine style that is often forgotten from Margaret River is lightly oaked sauvignon blanc. The combination of quite ripe Margaret River fruit with subtle oak is a match made in heaven and the best wines can compete on quality with all but the region’s best chardonnays, thanks to considerable power and complexity.
The cooler 2019 vintage has made a more elegant style than usual with a pale colour and bright, fresh fruits. There are layers of guava, citrus and green grass aromas which are well balanced with spicy oak and some savoury lees complexity. In the mouth it’s crisp and light on its feet with vibrant fruit driven by fresh acidity. The combination of generous fruit and texture from oak make it an each way style – delicious on its own but also has the power to be delicious with classic quiche over lunch.