Passel Estate Lot 71 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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The Cabernet Sauvignon vines (Houghton clones) are oriented north-south, employing VSP trellising and cane pruning. Very minimal irrigation is applied, only prior to and during hot weather events, to avoid heat stress and its damaging effects on fruit quality. Shoot thinning is employed (2 passes) to reduce cropping to target levels. Lateral leaf removal takes place immediately after fruit set; the canopy is opened up on the eastern side so that bunches are fully exposed to morning sunlight. Bunches are also thinned to ensure adequate separation. A single leaf layer is maintained on the western side of the canopy to protect the fruit from the hot afternoon sun. Half way through veraison 5% of fruit is dropped (along with any secondary bunches), to achieve cropping levels at 6.5 to 7 tonne per ha (though yields were lower in 2015). The fruit is then covered with bird netting through to harvest.

 

ABV 13.9%

這款赤霞珠葡萄酒(霍頓克隆)的葡萄樹朝向南北方向,使用VSP牽引和蔓延修剪。只有在炎熱天氣事件之前和期間才進行非常少量的灌溉,以避免熱應激對果實品質的破壞。進行嫩枝稀疏(2次),以將產量減少到目標水平。果實定型後立即進行側面葉片去除;將植被向東開放,以使串完全暴露在早晨的陽光下。串也會被稀疏,以確保充足的分離。在葡萄成熟期的一半時,將5%的果實(以及任何次生串)丟棄,以實現每公頃6.5至7噸的產量水平(但2015年的產量較低)。然後,果實在收穫前被覆蓋鳥網。

酒精度13.9%

Brooding aromas of graphite, blueberries, anise and red
currant are flecked with hints of bay leaf, boysenberry and
dried herbs. An effortless entry and primal blue and black
fruit flavours introduce a coating palate of cocoa-nib, gravel and liquorice, guided by a tensile core of super-fine-grained tannin and poised fruit textures. A tactile ascent to the finish leaves the palate firm, engaged and vital, drenched in fruit and saturated in bristling cherry skin texture. This wine will continue to mature gracefully and can be cellared for 10+years.

Following the Margaret River bushfires of 2011, the owners of Passel Estate provided refuge to a family (or Passel) of Western Ringtail Possums that had been displaced by the fires. The possums quickly adapted to their new surrounds and the sanctuary provided by the giant peppermint trees, (Agonis flexuosa). The original possum boxes that assisted in their release can be spotted throughout the property.

The owners have since installed two soft-release enclosures alongside the creekline, to enable the successful rehabilitation of more Western Ringtail Possums at the estate, working alongside local conservation groups and guided by the code of practice for wildlife rehabilitation in Western Australia. The soft-release enclosures enable the young possums to adjust safely to life in the sanctuary before being fully released.

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