2021 Snake Charmer Shiraz
The 2021 Vinaceous Snake charmer Shiraz is made from grapes grown the Russell Road vineyard in Frankland River, the sub-region of the Great Southern that produces the most complex flavoured and richly textured Shiraz in Western Australia. Typical inland continental climatic conditions of warm days and cold nights are ideal for the growing of dense, full flavoured Shiraz.
Grapes harvested at full ripeness in the cool of the night were crushed into open topped fermentation vessels, colour and tannin extraction was facilitated with both plunging and pumping over of the fermenting liquid. At dryness the wine was pressed off skins with retention of the pressings in the blend. The wine was then matured in 100% French oak barriques for 10 months.
The 2021 Vinaceous Snake Charmer Shiraz is dense and dark, almost black in colour indicating great fruit ripeness and intensity. The nose is brooding, with dark cherry and chocolate aromas, the palate is immense with ripe and fleshy fruit flavours and firm structural tannin. In its youth this wine will benefit enormously from decanting to allow the full expression of aroma and flavour. This wine will develop and become softer and fleshier –have patience!
Region: Frankland River, Western Australia
Acidity: g/l 6.3