2015 S.C. Pannell Touriga Cabernet Mataro

McLaren Vale, SA

Small batch release of a unique blend from one of the country's brightest wine minds. Five Trophies already and tiny stocks available.


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This is the first in our experimental blends, a single vineyard wine that came about because all these grapes ripened at the same time.

Steve Pannell, Owner/Winemaker

About the Wine

McLaren Vale icon, Steve Pannell never stands still. Constantly on the search for exciting and innovative wines to showcase his home region, the S.C. Pannell range is one of the most dynamic in the country.

His latest concoction is a unique blend of Touriga, Cabernet and Mataro. "This is the first in our experimental blends, a single vineyard wine that came about because all these grapes ripened at the same time." The fruit comes from his pride and joy, the Koomilya vineyard in the Vale. The three varieties were co-fermented from the day they were picked.

It's a fascinating wine, balanced, fresh feeling and one might say uniquely Australian. This wine is just the next step in Steve's plan to make wines that specifically reflect our culture and climate.

With five Trophies already under its belt, including Best Wine of Show at the McLaren Vale Wine Show, this small batch wine will not be around for long.

About S.C. Pannell

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 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 Pannell blending in with his natural habitat
Steve Pannell blending in with his natural habitat
McLaren Vale, SA

Critic Reviews

Trophies for Best Red Blend, Best Single Vineyard Wine Other Than Shiraz & Best Wine of Show - 2016 McLaren Vale Wine Show

Trophy for Best Red Blend - 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Trophy for Best Other Red Blend - 2016 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Additional Info

From the Producer

Grown on the Koomilya vineyard, McLaren Vale. Wild ferment. Co-fermentation of all 3 varieties.

Blend : Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro
ABV : 13.9%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

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