2017 Koomilya Tempranillo Touriga

McLaren Vale, SA

The debut release of the estate-grown version of Steve's iconic Tempranillo Touriga blend.


I saw it as an ideal place to create a blend that included varieties I believe will see McLaren Vale in to the future...

Steve Pannell, Owner/winemaker

About The Wine

The S.C. Pannell Tempranillo Touriga has been one of the most important 'alternative variety' wines in Australia of the last decade.

A multiple-time winner of 'Best Wine' at the Alternative Varieties Wine Show, the 'Temp Touriga' has made many fans for it's suave, approachable style and suitability to modern Australian wine drinking culture.

When Pannell purchased the Koomilya vineyard, he knew those two varieties would thrive amongst the gum trees and wild flowers of the block.

This wine is similar to the S.C. Pannell edition: it's wonderfully floral and slippery-smooth - the only major difference: the structure.

Red wines from Koomilya carry the DNA of the vineyard in the form of firm, moreish tannin that will see the wine mature for many years to come.

About S.C. Pannell

Quite simply, Stephen 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 come from a range of stunning McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills vineyards, and are made from sustainable varieties that properly suit his South Australian climate.  They're built around brightness of fruit and savoury tannin structure, and whatever your poison is Steve has you covered! 

He is truly one of the most forward thinking and inspirational Australian winemakers alive today.

Steve taste-testing in his winery
Steve taste-testing in his winery
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

Upon purchasing the vineyard in 2012 I saw it as an ideal place to create a blend that included varieties I believe will see McLaren Vale in to the future, and further, complement the traditional varieites of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. We grafted two contoured and terraced blocks on deep red soil to Tempranillo and Touriga Nacional, planted Graciano and Mataro and restored the health of a neglected row of Mataro planted in the mid 19th century.

The first wine to be released was the Touriga Cabernet Mataro released under S.C.Pannell, that went on to win Wine of Show at the McLaren Vale wine show in 2016. The blend may change from vintage to vintage but the wine will always be unmistakingly Koomilya.

ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Steve Pannell taste-testing his grapes
Steve Pannell taste-testing his grapes
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Black jelly bean, violet, iron, fruit mince, blackberry and a little spice. It’s fresh and lively, red fruits and apple, slightly sticky and ferrous tannin, and a good long finish, perfume and spiced fruits trailing. Such character and interest. An excellent drink." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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