2019 SC Pannell ‘Basso’ Garnacha
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Winemaker: Stephen Pannell
Winery Established Date: 2004
Wine Tasting note:
The idea for an early-release, low-sulphur, unfiltered Grenache had been bubbling away for a few years and in 2017 access to the right fruit from a dry-grown vineyard, sparked the Basso project into life. From the Latin Bassus, meaning low, Basso is low in additions and speaks clearly of the place from which it comes. Primary red fruit aromas, backed up by cassia bark, star anise, white pepper and strangely gamay-like florals (no whole bunch used). The palate is loaded with musk and sherbet and those primary red fruit flavours follow through.
Sommeliers Recommendation: What a great wine from a fantastic winemaker. Stephen is a genuis when it comes to crafting wines in McLaren Vale. This wine has very little done to it so the pristine fruit can truely shine. Long, fine and dusty tannins finish off this stunner that can be enjoyed with or without food.
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