SC Pannell Nebbiolo Protero Capo Nebbiolo - Adelaide Hills 2018
SC Pannell Nebbiolo Protero Capo Nebbiolo - Adelaide Hills 2018

2018 Protero Capo Nebbiolo - Adelaide Hills

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Ripe perfume or oranges, roses, dry herbs and a tarry note.

The palate is rich and round and its big filling the mouth, big acid is equally matched by big tannins (which obviously will settle).

The palate is awash with red fruit, think grenadine, some rhubarb, raspberries and strawberries and cherries even some red plum then backed by a hit of Amaro and orange peel.

It is only a baby but will develop and each bottle consumed will be better than the last.

The 1999-planted site is the source of all previous Nebbiolo wines under the S.C. Pannell label, including 2007’s AAVWS Wine of Show. Steve and Fiona Pannell finally signed a contract with Frank Baldasso in December 2019, a week before fires ravaged the Adelaide Hills. They've since removed Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Viognier and planted varieties they believe in for the region: Barbera, Dolcetto, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Riesling. And, of course, the great Nebbiolo grape remains front and centre. This inaugural release of Capo is the culmination of all Steve's experience with the variety in his beloved Piedmont and here in the Hills. It's another milestone on Steve's incredible vinous journey, as well as another landmark for Nebbiolo down under.

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