The culmination of Stephen’s many years of hard work and rise to the top has resulted in his recent release ‘The Capo’, an unashamedly amped up Nebbiolo reminiscent of the step up in concentration and depth found in Barolo or Barbaresco. Unlike the 7 day maceration of the standard Protero which exhibits all the hallmarks of a beautiful, easy drinking Langhe Nebbiolo, The Capo macerates on skins for 100 days, leading to more serious tannins and greater extraction. This wine represents the pinnacle of Stephen Pannell’s Nebbiolo journey - certainly to be regarded as the ‘Boss’ of Nebbiolo in Australia and world class!
Aroma: Amped | Perfume | Alive. The classic tar and roses followed by brick dust, dark berries, Luxardo liqueur, cherry kernels and pomegranate juice.
Flavour: Class | Grace | Charm. A cool entry of black currant granita is joined by grenadine, sumac and stewed rhubarb all held together by a wellworn leather belt. The finish has classic Negroni, dried citrus peel, hawthorn berries and black tea.
Texture: Layers of complexity and mouthfeel. The tannin comes in gentle but persuasive waves and the flavours meld with the texture. A tubular shape that fans out at the end much like a trumpet.