BackBack

2017 S.C. Pannell Basso Garnacha

McLaren Vale, SA

A low-sulphur, lighter, fresher, more 'smashable' version of Grenache from the Grenache master Steve Pannell.

$26.00

DISPATCHED NEXT BUSINESS DAY
About
Lighter, warm climate red wines based on Grenache particularly from McLaren Vale have a growing place on the tables of Australian diners. 

Steve Pannell, Owner/winemaker

About The Wine

The Basso is a lighter, fresher, more 'smashable' version of Grenache from Steve Pannell.

Steve's wines are all about melding with our Australian culture and this is the perfect fit for BBQs and beach cricket.

It's lighter in bodied, dappled wth the lacy tannins and spice of early-picked Grenache - It's just a great anytime/anywhere red from one of the country's finest winemakers.

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 taste-testing in his winery
Steve taste-testing in his winery
McLaren Vale, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"The wine shows fresh-fruit aromas of bright red berries and watermelon, with a touch of rose petal and musk leading on to a plush and juicy palate. It's youthful, medium-bodied and lively, with a long, succulent finish bolstered by sandy tannins and a hint of dark spice." - Steve Pannell

Three Trophies - Best Grenache, Best Red Wine and the Stodart Trophy for Best Young Red Table Wine.

92Points
The Wine Front

"Here, grenache (garnacha) from McLaren Vale, nouveau styled but with a bit more under the hood. Rich-ish scents of warm berries, faint mocha powder, liquorice, fennel, pepper. Come hither and generous in a way. Soft in the palate, slurpy textured, dark fruit, faint herb, touch of cola, gently sweet then a smudge of chompy tannin followed by licks of pomegranate-esque acidity. It’s got plenty tucked into its medium weight frame and yet the skol factor is very high. You could pause over this in a big glass, or knock a chill into it and drink from a tumbler. One of those totally moreish wines." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

100% Grenache from Blewitt Springs and McLaren Vale. Hand harvested at 13.5 Baumé. Free run juice with minimal pressings vinified, with malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and only 25ppm liquid sulphur dioxide added through the process. Raised in 2500L French vats for six months, racked and sent to bottle without filtration.

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

Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

We ship primarily with Australia Post. Their fast, easy and reliable delivery is completely FREE for any orders of $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like.

The vast majority of orders are dispatched from our Sydney warehouse on the same or next business day. Estimated delivery time frames can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door.

Customer pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, except on Wednesdays when we are open until 7:30pm. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

Lastly, orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape. Moreover, our heat policy can be view here.

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..