Vinaceous Snake Charmer Shiraz 2016, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Vinaceous is the brain-child of wine marketer Nick Stacy and winemaker Michael Kerrigan. The Vinaceous concept is to produce 7 distinctive wines representing 7 personalities – men, women, angels, demons, mermaids…and other creatures of mythology. Vinaceous’ aim was to re-create this on the labels, focusing on fun and provocative imagery, based on theatrical/circus posters form the ’30s and ’40s. Hand-picked, open fermented 100% McLaren Vale Shiraz. Basket pressed into 25% new oak barriques (French and American) to finish fermentation. 14-16 months maturation in the same oak. Vinified by Mike Farmilo (contract winemaker – Vinaceous Wines), fined, blended and bottled by Vinaceous Wines. Deep purple & vivid in color with bright hues – with perfumed, lifted berries and spice on the nose, intense black fruits, dark chocolate and mocha notes across the mid palate; wonderfully rich, layered and textural; this wine literally coats the mouth – and finishes with soft, long and silky tannins and toasty oak nuances.