SC Pannell Barbera 2017

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SC Pannell Barbera 2017
My obsession with Piedmont continues with the much underrated and underappreciated Barbera. It’s naturally less tannic than its regal cousin Nebbiolo but high acidity and deep colour make it a similarly cellar-worthy wine.
This is 100% Barbera from a single vineyard in Gumeracha, at the northern end of the Adelaide Hills. The fruit was hand-harvested, crushed and traditionally vinified in small open-top fermenters. It was left on skins for 13 days before being pressed and sent to French oak puncheons, of which 30% were new. It spent 14 months in oak before bottling.
The wine is full of life and goodness with dark cherries in kirsch, boysenberry, mulberry, hazelnut, walnut bread, vanilla and smoky paprika. There’s a delightful zeal to the berry-freshness on the finish. From a structural point of view, it’s medium bodied with typical varietal acidity that drives the flavour and expands the finish. The tannins are there but provide a frame for the acid and flavour, rather than standing out as the main event. - Stephen Pannell