Winner of Best Other Red
James Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2015
SC Pannell wines is a small, family owned winery founded 2004 by Stephen Pannell and his wife Fiona Lindquist. The winery was realised to focus on Stephen’s passion for the McLaren Vale region and its ability to produce dry – grown and environmentally sustainable Shiraz and Grenache.
This Grenache is sourced from a single vineyard of 70 year-old vines that are simply managed, without pesticides, to ensure the optimal expression of the fruit.
“Hand-picked grapes were open-fermented and hand-plunged before spending 14 months in used French puncheons; Pannell recommends decanting several hours before drinking. Medium crimson colour introduces a wine that is eager to display its fragrant red fruits on the bouquet and on entry to the palate before persistent, fine-grained tannins make their presence felt. They are fundamental to both the present and future character of the wine, which will change with age, but in absolute terms be neither of higher or lesser quality than it is now.” – 97 Points & Winner of Best Other Red Category James Halliday