2022 Protero Aromatico

S.C. Pannell |Adelaide Hills |Gewurztraminer
Steve Pannell's ever-popular aromatic blend - "Moscato for grown-ups".
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Description

A blend of Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, the Aromatico is one of Steve Pannell's most popular wines at cellar door and, as he describes, "Moscato for grown-ups".

It is modelled on the leaner and zippier white wines of Northern Italy, rather than the more unctuous versions of these blends found in Alsace.

It's not as complex or intense as many of Pannell's iconic wines, but nor is it designed to be.

It's fresh and fun, and if you want an easy-drinking, flavoursome Summer white that isn't yet-another Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio then give this is a go!

"A white blend inspired by the wines of Northern Italy but strangely suited to the spicy foods my household craves."
- Stephen Pannell (Winemaker)

“A white blend inspired by the wines of Northern Italy but strangely suited to the spicy foods my household craves.” Stephen Pannell.

71% Gewurztraminer / 27% Riesling / 2% Sauvignon

FLAVOUR:
Ambrosia | Engaging | Uplifting. Cypriot delight, rose water and yeast buns held together by a citrus spine that engages all the senses before a slippery finish that is grassy, long and wrapped in linen

TEXTURE:
If Aphrodite was a wine?

CELLARING:
Too hard to wait drink, it all now

91 Points - "Apparently, the pinkish labels are controversial, I personally don’t mind them, especially on the dark brown glass that this Aromatico is in. It suits the style somehow, think pink rose petals, pink grapefruit, pink peach… Gewurz 71%, Rizza 27%, SB 2%. It’s predominantly Gewurztraminer so you can expect a fair bit of musky perfume. Amongst waxy pear skins, mandarin oil aromatics, rose petals, and a hint of stonefruit, there’s a bit of green freshness. It’s borderline dry, i.e. off-dry with a good amount of acidity to make it a well-balanced wine. It’s fleshy and pithy with a touch of spice, textural roundness and a tasty bitter-sweet finish." - Kasia Sobiesiak (The Wine Front)

89 Points - "Pale colour with a super-fragrant spicy terpene-driven bouquet, some Turkish Delight/rosewater notes pointing to gewürztraminer in the mix. In the mouth, it’s semi-dry and fruity, light and straightforward but also charmingy fragrant." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

90 Points - "Given the canny blend of gewurztraminer, riesling and sauvignon blanc, this is a mellifluous drift of Turkish delight, grape spice and citrus verbena tucked within a gentle carapace of talc, skinsy pickup and soft salty freshness. One to enjoy now. Tasty. Drink or hold. Screw cap." - Ned Goodwin MW (James Suckling / Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews

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Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5 reviews
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    Peter M.
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    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Aromatic Adelaide Hills blend

    While I personally would not describe this as "Moscato for grown-ups", it's still an interesting blend of three well known white wine grape varieties. Easy drinking yes, but not as delicious as some of Steve Pannell's other offerings.

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    Gabi D.
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Feminine

    Like an Alsatian white blend, roses, lychees and balanced acid. It's very drinkable, but maybe a little too perfumed. I still enjoyed very much

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    Michael N.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    A lovely, easy drinking wine

    I can only say positive things about this wine. It has a lovely bouquet and is very easy to drink. It is a great wine to have with bikkies and cheese.

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    Ryan C.
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    4 years ago
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    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Gewurz blend with a twist

    Outwardly aromatic with bright floral nose.

    All your lychee, Rose, Turkish delight flavours. Clean and crisp, hint of residual sugar to round it out. Please pair with spicy fresh Thai food if you want to enjoy this one.

    Not usually my style, but a great example of a Gewurz blend.

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    Stacey G.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Delightful

    This wine has a sweet taste that mellow in to a drier finish, it is smooth and clean and does not leave any bitter aftertaste. It was an absolute delight to come across this memorable wine.

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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.

Visionary winemaker Stephen Charles Pannell Discover S.C. Pannell

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