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2017 Vinden Headcase Shiraz Nouveau

Hunter Valley, NSW

Beaujolais-inspired, bright and vibrant - this is Hunter Shiraz reimagined.

$30.00

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About The Wine

Young winemaker Angus Vinden with a fresh take on a classic wine style here.

This is not your average Hunter Valley Shiraz. Angus describes this as a 'nouveau' style of red. It's a light, frisky Shiraz grown on his family estate.

A world away from the leathery, savoury traditional Shiraz the region is famous for, this is a young jovial red perfect for drinking right now, even with a slight chill! Think Hunter Shiraz meets Beaujolais and you're heading in the right direction.

Looking for interesting new things from the Hunter Valley, this fresh look at Shiraz should be right up your alley.

About Vinden Estate

Young Angus Vinden is the owner/winemaker of this much-loved Hunter Valley winery.

Having taken the reins from his father just a few years ago, Gus is reimagining his family's wine label with a string of exciting, modern wines coming out of his cellar.

He sources fruit from some of the Hunter's greatest vineyards, focusing on Semillon and Shiraz primarily as well as turning out a very good Tempranillo.

He's one of the young guns of the Hunter Valley that should have a close eye kept on him. His wines are on the up!

Angus with his hound
Angus with his hound
Hunter Valley, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"In terms of Hunter shiraz, this is lighter framed, juicy and very fresh. Setting the scene is its heady fragrance of raspberries and blueberries, red licorice, warm earth, violets and roses. Soft, gentle tannins and reviving acidity ensure this is pure and simply a joyful drink." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

92Points
The Wine Front

"Hunter Shiraz, with a difference. Plenty of spark to it. It’s a spicy, almost peppery expression of Hunter shiraz. Modern in a good way. Cloves, red and black cherries, earth and florals. A crackle of tannin. Very good wine." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

This wine was inspired by a trip to Beaujolais and the legendary Shiraz O’Shea made up on the Old Hill. Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard were I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. This dry grown block was planted in 1966 on red volcanic clay soils, over weathered limestone in Pokolbin.

Picked in Mid February, the age and character of the old vines shine through in this light, crisp style of Shiraz. Cold soaked, wild fermented (10% whole bunch, 50% whole berry) in open concrete fermenters, hand plunged basket pressed and aged in seasoned French oak. Enjoy it now or on a hot summers day serve it chilled with a straw.

Cheers! 13% alc.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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