Portuguese grapes…Australian climate and a great winemaker. This wine was always going to be good!
Stephen Pannell is one of the best and brightest of the new generation of Australian winemakers. He spent a decade working as chief red wine maker at Hardys before striking out on his own in 2004. Steve has worked all over the world, including in Italy with Aldo Vajra in Barolo and in France for D. Dujac and Pousse d’Or. His father, Bill, started Moss Wood in Margaret River. His broad experience has helped shape his approach to winemaking and his wines are true expressions of the grapes and vineyards of McLaren Vale. Stephen Pannell has received much acclaim for his wines and in 2015 was awarded Australian Winemaker of the Year.
The Mediterranean influences in Stephen’s wines are clear for all to see – today his full focus is on his own project, making wines in a fresh and food-friendly style from varieties that are perfectly suited to the climate where they are grown. That’s where this delicious Touriga/Tempranillo 2014 comes in – traditionally a Portuguese blend of grapes, they have been given a new lift in Australia’s McLaren Vale. Pannell is one of today’s best at bringing together European grape varieties and winemaking techniques and blending them with awesome Aussie terroir and climate.
The SC Pannell Touriga/Tempranillo 2014 is packed full of fruit, spice and attractive floral notes. It is fresh and really engaging – ideal for those looking to try something exciting and new!
‘For wine drinkers who want something different! I love everything about this wine, starting with the bright and juicy perfumed plum and floral notes jumping out of the glass.’ – 92 pts, Decanter Magazine, July 2016
“Good vibes…. It smells superb – red fruits, candied citrus, Cherry Ripe chocolate bars, mint and green herbs…It’s moreish and delicious…Nice drinking. Many will adore.” – 92 pts, The Wine Front, 2014