2016 S.C Pannell Nebbiolo, Mclaren Vale SA
A blend of five different clones from the certified-biodynamic Gumeracha vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. The grapes were hand-harvested in late March and traditionally vinified in small open-top fermenters. The wine was gently pressed off skins after 23 days, followed by the completion of malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. It was then transferred to old Hungarian oak puncheons and large vats for 14 months.
The wine is highly perfumed with notes of red cherry, rosewater, fennel bulb, cassis, chestnut purée and marjoram along with echoes of terracotta tiles and cedar. It’s medium-bodied and flavoursome. Unashamedly tannic with an almost unrivalled balance of acid and flavour, perfect weight and a tremendously long finish.
18+ only. Please drink responsibly