Black fruits, cherry, fruit bread & red liquorice, overlaid with Touriga Nacional’s pungent fruit, jasmine scented floral and nutmeg/cinnamon spices. The intense and tightly intertwined flavours of this rich and flavoursome wine are primarily of fresh blackberries and panforte, with a complex spice profile including clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Layered with granular tannins leading to a balanced finish. At home with a range of slow cooked meat dishes lashed in rich sauces.
S.C.Pannell Tempranillo Touriga 2017
Full of bright Cherry goodness
Grape Variety – Tempranillo Touriga
Region – McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
Vintage – 2017
Winery – S.C.Pannell
Profile – Cherry, medium bodied, spiced, grippy
Steve and wife Fiona are the driving force behind the S.C.Pannell label, established in 2004. It could be said though, that Steve’s journey to winemaking really dates back to 1969. This is where, as a toddler he grew up on one of Australia’s most iconic boutique wineries, Moss Wood in Margaret River. He earned his stripes working with some Australia’s iconic wineries. These include Wirra Wirra and Hardy’s Tintara where he was Chief Red Winemaker from 1999 to 2003. He also worked numerous overseas vintages at Domaine des Comtes Lafon in Burgundy, Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux and G.D. Vajra in Barolo.
S.C.Pannell winery is 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. Its quest is for great “wines that are grown, not made”. Wines that are delicious and taste of where they’re from. Wines that are a natural partner for the food and lifestyle of their home.
Steve Pannell is one of the most liked and respected winemakers in the business. He is also loved by a wine-drinking public looking for refreshing, aromatic white wines and reds that are approachable and moreish. In essence, wines that are serious while remaining irresistible to drink. This is typified by S. C. Pannell Tempranillo Touriga, delivering a highly drinkable mid weighted red wine in typical Pannell style.
Steve’s career highlights include: International Red Winemaker of the year at the International Wine Challenge 1999, Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the year in 2015, and being named one of the 50 most influential contributors to the world of wine by Decanter Magazine. Steve has also received accolades from international wine writers such as “one of the greatest Australian winemakers ever to make wine in our age.
Accolades & Awards
96 Points – James Halliday’s Wine Companion.