The Vinden Headcase Shiraz Nouveau 2021

A light, crispy and perfumed style of Shiraz
  • $54.00

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Primary Notes: Plum, Blackberry, Cherry Baking spice Violet Mineral

Secondary Notes: Caramel

Tertiary Notes: Dusty earth

Body: Medium

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 12.5

Origin: Hunter Valley, Australia


Grape: Shiraz (Syrah)

Fermentation: Organic, Biodynamic Slight Wood

Awards: Underrated!

Decanting: Up to 2 hours

Serving Temperature: Best served at 18–20 degrees or chilled to 14–16 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Shanghai Stir-fried Pork, Lor Ark, Chicken Phad Thai

Western Food Pairing: Lamb Shawarma, BBQ Pulled Pork Burger,


The Vinden Headcase Shiraz Nouveau 2021

The Vinden Headcase Shiraz Nouveau was inspired by a trip to Beaujolais. A light, crispy and perfumed style of Shiraz. Fresh black fruit, hints of violets and smokey earth elements fill the nose. The medium-bodied and dry palate has well-integrated tannins and a crisp acidity that will have you vying for the next sip. Black plum, ripe blackberry and cherry flavours mingle with a dusty earthy minerality and caramel baking spice nuances. Enjoy it now or serve it chilled on a hot summers day. Cheers!

100% Shiraz. The fruit comes from their Vinden Vineyard planted in 1995 over red clay soil, Somerset Vineyard planted in the 1960s over red clay soil, and Tawarri Vineyard in the Upper Hunter Valley. 

10% whole bunch, 90% whole berry in open concrete fermenters. Hand plunging, basket pressing and ageing for 4 months in neutral French oak barrels.

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. 

Ageing potential: Drink until 2023.