Stephen Pannell is widely recognised as one of Australia’s greatest winemaking talents. He has won Australia’s most prestigious wine award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial trophy, twice. He has been named Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year and has been crowned McLaren Vale Bushing King three years out of the past four. His early days saw him working in some of Australia’s most iconic wineries – Hardy’s Tintara ,Wirra Wirra and BRL Hardy. He then established his own label in the early 2000s and cemented his relationship with South Australia by setting up a cellar door in the heart of McLaren Vale in 2014. He has become synonymous with wines that are engaging, impeccably balanced and delicious to drink. The fruit comes from same Gumeracha vineyard as Steve’s much admired S.C. Pannell Nebbiolo. The rosé mostly comprises the highly perfumed 111 rosé clone of Nebbiolo grown on this biodynamic-certified site. The grapes are harvested by hand and crushed to tank, where they are given around eight hours’ skin contact. They’re then pressed and fermented, with the early press cut critical to keep in check Nebbiolo’s notorious tannins.