Wine Code Breaker #369

2018 Prōterō Gumeracha (by SC Pannell) Nebbiolo, Adelaide Hills, South Australia The “Nebb Off” highlights continue where a comparison of tannins can be made. Nebbiolo tannins are inherently obvious and if mishandled, will dominate to deliver a chunky and chewy wine that will just not soften. Handled deftly, the tannins will balance the fruit andContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #369”

Wine Code Breaker #357

2016 S.C. Pannell Nebbiolo, Adelaide Hills, South Australia  International Nebbiolo Day is celebrated on the 5th March.  Barolo in Piedmont, Italy, is the original home. The Nebbiolo grape is now considered one of the 18 noble grapes, a term given to those varieties that are internationally recognisable.  It’s original style is of a wine that isContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #357”

Wine Code Breaker #324

2018 Mr Riggs Piebald Syrah, Adelaide Hills, South Australia Piebald is usually used in reference to a horse that has irregular patches of two colours; mostly black and white.  Of course, this is now not the case and piebald can be used to describe anything or anyone who happens to be composed of or lookingContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #324”

Wine Code Breaker #312

2017 Bird in Hand Montepulciano, Adelaide Hills, South Australia “Italian” is a word at first reading that does not appear too hard to rhyme.  “Stallion” is a word that instantly comes to mind.  Charles Cotton, the author of “Book 1, Virgil Travesti”, a mock poem in his self titled poetical works, selected “tatterdemalion” as hisContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #312”