From the Settlers Tavern wine list:
Wendy and Barry Stimpson bought existing vineyard 2011 first vines planted ’94 on Ellenbrook and Caves Roads. Winemaker local Bruce Dukes, viticulturist Andy Ferreira. After 2011 Margaret River bushfires 2011, owners of Passell Est. provided sanctuary to a passell (family) of Western Ringtail Possums displaced by fires, and so began their ongoing support for wildlife on the property.
The Sauvignon Blanc crisp, aromatic, lemon zesty, mineral crunchy, complex savoury textural French oak characters.
From the Passel Estate notes:
Sauvignon Blanc fruit was harvested in the early hours of the morning and immediately cold crushed to press, where fruit was separated from skin. Juice was cold settled for 2-3 days before being racked and fermented in stainless steel and new French oak barrels (20%). The oaked portion was combined with the portion in stainless steel after fermentation, where the wine was matured on the fine lees with bâttonage occurring fortnightly for 5 months. The wine received a light fining prior to filtration and was then bottled with all-natural acidity.
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