SC Pannell Rose 2015
93 Points – James Halliday
44% Pinot Noir, 36% Syrah, 20% Pinot Meunière
If there is one thing I learned from working in Europe it is that we should make wine that suits our local food and local climate.
All summer long and throughout vintage we are treated to the seafood we catch off the south coast 10 minutes from Mclaren Vale and 30 minutes from the Adelaide Hills. In my mind there is nothing better than pairing a cool, crisp rosé with some freshly caught fried or barbequed squid. That, simply, is the influence behind this wine, why I made it and why I find it so exciting to drink.
We take making this wine very seriously. The quality of the fruit is paramount, and ensuring that the sole purpose of that fruit is to make this wine.
This rose is a highly perfumed wine with aromas of cherries, red summer fruits and some florals.
The palate is juicy with flavours of red berries and Turkish delight. The finish is dry, clean, and crisp.