About The Wine
The Protero Pinots is a blend of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, but this is definitely a white wine - and a really attractive one at that.
It's essentially a Pinot Gris with a bit of extra stuffing. Steve Pannell has posed the question "why can't we take Pinot Gris seriously?", and through this release he aims to remind us why it deserves a place in our glasses.
Very floral and herby, a spring walk in the garden type of wine. Nice detail and length with some chalky tannin evident.
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.