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Primary Notes: Strawberry, Cherry, Pomegranate Nutmeg, Pepper Orange
Acidity: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 12
Origin & Awards
Origin: Hunter Valley, Australia
Grape: Alicante Bouschet
Fermentation: Organic, Biodynamic Slight Wood
Decanting: 30 minutes
Serving Temperature: Best served at 18–20 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: Teriyaki, Korean BBQ
Western Food Pairing: Carne asada, fruit and cheese platter, grilled vegetables
The Vinden Headcase Charmless Man 2021
The Vinden Headcase Charmless Man is named after the Blur Song. An experimental batch made with a funky blend of Shiraz, Cabernet and Alicante Bouschet. Light, fun and delicious. Pomegranate, cherry and strawberry fruit flavours come out to play centre stage, whilst hints of dried orange peel, nutmeg and pepper spice weave along the edges.
The Charmless Man is Angus Vinden's version of of juicy, loveable Alicante Bouschet that is blended with a few other odds and ends from around the winery. It's not a profound drink, but it is a loveable one.
If you're looking for a juicy little red that works well with a little chill, the Charmless Man might be your guy.
A blend of Shiraz, Cabernet and Alicante Bouschet. The fruit comes from Somerset, Vinden and Tawarri Vineyards across the Hunter Valley.
After hand-picking the fruit, whole bunches were subsequently foot-stomped. The Alicante Bouschet was fermented in large open concrete ferments. The wine was settled in tank before èlevage in seasoned French oak Hogsheads.
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.