SC Pannell 'Protero' Barbera 2020


Stephen Pannell has twice won Australia’s most prestigious wine award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy – most recently in 2014 for his 2013 Adelaide Hills Syrah – and his reputation is further hinted at by his being named one of the 50 most influential contributors to the world of wine by Decanter Magazine.

Back in 2004, Stephen Pannell's family returned from Piedmont to find Nebbiolo growing in the northern Adelaide Hills just outside Gumeracha, on a vineyard planted by Rose and Frank Baldasso in 1999. Steve started working with the fruit in 2005. The dynamics of tannin, first and foremost, drive all of Stephen’s red-winemaking decisions, and good Nebbiolo hinges on understanding tannin. In late December 2019 Fiona and Steve signed a contract for the Baldasso’s vineyard.

"A delicious rendition of barbera. Mid-weighted and punchy, with a core of blackberry, sweet dark cherry, anise and violet cascading across a long, jittery finish. Barbera's vibrancy is on full display, with an inauspicious touch of oak toning and directing all the energy. Very good drinking." 93pts | Ned Goodwin | Wine Companion

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