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Stephen C. Pannell is one of Australia's most decorated winemakers, Jimmy Watson and twice Max Schubert Trophy winner, London International Winemaker of Year and Chairman National Wine Show. Pannell grew up amongst the illustrious plantings of his parents vineyards at Moss Wood, he established the profoundly artisanal Picardy of Pemberton and found time in between tours of duty at Wirra Wirra, Tintara and BRL Hardy, to do vintage in Burgundy, at the illustrious Mouton Rothschild and amongst the grand old vines of Barolo. Whatever the brand, regardless of vintage, S.C. Pannell's extraordinary wines are all distinct for their remarkable splendour, beguiling multi dimensionalism and breathtakingly seamless complexity... Peerless value by our nation's finest»
Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless vines were saved by master Ed Schild from complete annihilation. One of the smallest yielding blocks in the land, Moorooroo.. The fruit of vines established 1836»

Balnaves Entav Clone Cabernet Merlot Petit Verdot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Coonawarra South Australia
The Balnave vineyards are endowed with some spectacular clones, a hectare each of Entav 338 and 412 Cabernet, Entav 181 Merlot, D3V14 Merlot and a preponderance of the splendid Reynella Cabernet Sauvignon. A further planting of the cavalier Petit Verdot contributes an essential component to the final assemblage. Fruit is treated to cold soaks and inoculation in a large open top fermenter, followed by a spell in new Francois Freres Allier oak barrels. Beautifully perfumed of blueberries, violets and florid cherry ripe, an exhilarating red wine style to accompany cold duck or quail, prosciutto or jamon.
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