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2016 S.C. Pannell Nebbiolo

Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, SA

Steve Pannell has extensive experience making Nebbiolo in Barolo, and his Adelaide Hills version is one of Australia's best.

$60.00

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About
Nebbiolo is what my wife and I drink most often at home, during the week; you can have a glass with dinner on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night and it will just keep getting better.

Steve Pannell, Owner/Winemaker

About The Wine

Steve Pannell's love for Nebbiolo runs deep. It lead him on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Nebbiolo, the famed hills of Barolo in Italy. He came back to Australia with a vision to craft Nebb to challenge the best in the world and he is making a great fist of it.

Pannell only releases this wine in the best vintages. Coming from the cooler Adelaide Hills region, he has sculpted a beautifully perfumed, structured and rustic wine that is more akin to the similarly styled Nebbiolos of Italy. 

Like all great Nebbiolo it's brilliant with food, and with its epic structure, it will continue to age gracefully from "now until Armageddon". This is widely regarded as one of Australia's premier Nebbiolos, and if you love this variety, then this is an essential addition to your collection.

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.

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
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Distinct character of Nebbiolo, but from the Hills. One of the great, and more progressive thinkers in Australian wine is Steve. If only there were more like him. Bright young thing. Raspberry cordial, blackcurrant, cut fennel, spice and earth, a rose petal perfume emerging. Medium bodied, good volume of flavour, though light in footprint, with a translucent quality, fine cocoa/graphite tannin, cool acidity, and a well-defined finish of excellent length. It has verity and interest. It will age surely, and well. You can enjoy it now, but its best years are ahead of it. Really like this wine." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

“There really aren’t many places in the world outside of Piedmont where you can coax Nebbiolo into something that is both fine and varietal ….. I think this vineyard in Gumeracha is one of the very few places in Australia if not the world that this project could work” - S.C. Pannell

The 2016 vintage was a vintage of two distinct halves. Winter & Spring were exceptionally dry & warm, with irrigation beginning earlier than I can ever recall. A number of rainstorms quickly changed everything, making 2016 one of the wettest and mildest ripening periods. These cool, wet conditions saved our vines. All of the red wines from 2016 are tannic and not dissimilar to 1996 and 2006 and should make the wines long lived.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

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