2019 Pantom Changing
After a string of challenging vintages – one including 44 days of consecutive rain leading up to harvest – Gianfranco, from Sardinia's Panevino, needed a little bit of help. The natural wine legend called his Australian importer, Giorgio De Maria and hopped on a plane to Australia. Helped by Anton Von Klopper of Lucy Margaux and Tom Shobbrook, he set about making a trio of wines in South Australia, which would go on to be named Pantom.
Changing is Barossa Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon direct pressed into stainless steel. But then 2-3 months down the track, it was boosted ripasso-style with the skins and stems from Lucy Margaux's WiIdman bottling to give extra body and texture. Super interesting and like all of these wines, it doesn't taste Australian. It tastes of Gianmarco.