2019 Protero Nebbiolo

Exceptional value Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo made by S.C. Pannell, long and stately with a beautifully bitter twist.
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Steve Pannell's love for Nebbiolo stretches back to his days in the famed hills of Barolo.

He's always been an advocate for the idea that we should grow the right grapes in the right place and with development of the Protero label, he's putting that plan down on paper.

He's been working with the fruit from the Baldasso vineyard in the Adelaide Hills since 2005. After taking over a lease on this site in 2019, he quickly replanted it to more suitable varieties for the area, save for the Nebbiolo, which has been in the ground since 1999 which was left untouched.

Now he's crafting this wine as a Nebbiolo that is up for immediate enjoyment - no need to cellar, this is ready to roll.

There really aren’t many places outside Piedmont where Nebbiolo has translocated well. This vineyard is one of those places and I am confident in stating that it may well be the ideal red grape variety for the region.


Aroma: Perfumed | Alive | Subtle - Immediately activates all the senses, a nose of brick dust, rose petals, red fruit and linseed.

Flavour: Varietal | Confident | Charm - Strolls with long strides on red roads under blue skies, raspberry and layers of fruits-of-the-forest. The finish has a liquorice kick with amaro the final salute
to its Italian roots.

Texture: The tannins are layered and present but sit back on the palate, latent and reserved, but bold and persistent.

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    Stephen B.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    A wonderful introduction to nebbiolo

    Steve Pannell never disappoints and at this modest price, the Protero nebbiolo gives the novice a wonderful chance to appreciate the many delights of this variety. Mid-weight at best, it is fine alternative to those pinot noir lovers looking some for something similar, but different. I bought 6 bottles about a month ago, and 3 have already disappeared.

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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.

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