Adelaide Hills Aromatico

Adelaide Hills

S.C.Pannell

Stephen Pannell is one of the best and brightest of the new generation...

of Australian winemakers, having spent a decade working as chief red wine maker at Hardys before striking out on his own in 2004. Steve has worked all over the world, including in Italy with Aldo Vajra in Barolo and in France for Domaine Dujac and Pousse d'Or. His broad experience has helped shape his approach to winemaking and his wines are true expressions of the grapes and vineyards of McLaren Vale. In October 2015, Steve was named Winemaker of the Year by the consumer wine magazine, Gourmet Traveller Wine.

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Vineyards

This wine is produced from three different vineyards in the cool climate Adelaide Hills Regions of Woodside, Carey Gully and Echunga.

Vintage Information

The 2017 vintage was very cool and mild, which was ideal for the vines. A good winter and spring rains were followed by a very mild, long summer. The results are wines with ample fruit complexity and great natural acidity.

Vinification

Aromatico is a blend of Adelaide Hills Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. The grapes were hand harvested and then co-fermented to enhance the flavour. The wine is held in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before bottling.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 vintage of this wine is slightly richer in terms of flavour profile. The Gewürztraminer component imparts exotic notes and rose petals, while the Riesling adds lime and orange blossom, and a hint of pear from the Pinot Gris. This wine is medium-bodied, very tropical and fruit driven.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2017
Grape varieties 70% Gewürztraminer
25% Riesling
5% Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Region Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Winemaker Stephen Pannell
Alcohol (ABV) 13%
Acidity 6.8g/l
Residual Sugar 9g/l
Wine pH 3.33