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Ever passionate about the evolution of Australian wine, Steve Pannell takes his first swing at Montepulciano here and knocks it out of the park. This wine is built in a medium-bodied, drink-me-now style, perfect for modern Australian alfresco dining. It's a classic S.C. Pannell wine. Next to no sign of oak with freshness of fruit front and centre. For a first crack at the variety, unsurprisingly, Steve has nailed this. Perfect with a slight chill from the fridge, this is the drinkability of the modern Australian red writ large. If you've been a fan of his Tempranillo/Touriga explorations in the past, the Montepulciano will be right up your alley.
What it Tastes Like
Smells like a fresh punnet of berries, mixed with a fistful of crushed, dried leaves. Steve says roasted beetroot, which is a good call. There’s some spicy sausage notes to it as well framed by fine, silty tannins but all in all it's just a smashable red wine that is absolutely begging for a slight chill. Awesome stuff from Steve once again. Yummo.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2020
About the Producer
Quite simply, Steven Pannell is one of Australia’s finest and most imaginative winemakers. He’s a Jimmy Watson Trophy winner, a McLaren Vale Bushing King winner, a two-time Max Schubert Trophy winner, International Red Winemaker of the Year and Decanter Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Contributors to the World of Wine. Nick Stock described him as potentially “one of the greatest Australian winemakers ever to make wines in our age”.
Steve’s wines are made with modern Australian food and wine culture at the front of mind. The wines, such as his lauded Tempranillo Touriga blend, defy convention but place freshness and versatility front and centre. He is truly one of the most forward thinking and inspirational Australian winemakers alive today.
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