This old vine Shiraz Grenache is our wine of place and it couldn’t come from anywhere else but ‘The Vale’.
About The Wine
Entire volumes have been written on Steve Pannell's influence on the Australian Wine industry. His remarkable trophy room is a testament to his place in the industry.
Much of his success of the last couple of decades stems from his deep love of his home region, McLaren Vale. 'The Vale' is Steve's ode to his home. As the man says, "it is the Vale in essence, taste and character."
With old vine fruit, carefully measured amounts of oak, and co-fermentation of the two varieties this is concentrated, energetic and perfectly balanced all at once.
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.