Owners Wendy and Barry Stimpson originate from England and South Africa respectively. Over numerous visits to Margaret River they fell in love with the region’s pristine natural environment and its world class wines.
They made Margaret River their home in 2005, and in 2011 they found the picturesque property, with established vineyards and natural bushland areas, that now comprises Passel Estate.
The maritime influence on premium viticulture within the region is undeniable; grapes benefit from ample sunlight hours during ripening, whilst the cooling sea breezes moderate temperature.
The estate’s old-vine Houghton clone Cabernet Sauvignon is planted north-south, thus benefitting from even sunlight and warmth on either side of the canopy throughout the growing season.
After a cool 14-day ferment on skins with multiple, yet gentle daily pump overs, the wine was gently separated from the skins and transferred straight to French Oak barriques, 35% of which were new.
The wine was matured for 10 months in oak, before being lightly fined, filtered and bottled.
Inky garnet in colour with blue flecks.
A bouquet of blackcurrants, mulberries and glazed cherries, hints of cedar and cassis.
A dense and coating palate, punctuated by coating tannin dripping in black berries and highlighted by violets and boysenberries.
A subtle core of super-fine tannin provides balance to an otherwise powerful onslaught of graphite and red fruits, culminating in a persistent and bristling finish.
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