Vinaceous Wines (established 2007) is also owned and operated by marketer Nick Stacy & winemaker Mike Kerrigan; part of the new movement of non-traditional wine producers – choosing to source grapes from the best vineyards in the premium maritime climate wine regions of Margaret River, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale to make their unique range of fine Australian wines. As well as the usual French varietals, Vinaceous champions emerging new varietals such as Pinot Grigio, Vermentino and Tempranillo.
With beautiful, original artwork inspired by the late 1800’s theatrical billboards, they have received international acclaim & awards and have come to represent a ‘traveling carnival’ of characters! Awarded the producer rating of FIVE STARS in the 2016 James Halliday Wine Companion, the Vinaceous Wines legend continues to grow.
The winemaking philosophy is simple and relatively non–intrusive – to produce fine and distinctive wines, that reflect the individual characteristics of the vineyard and variety.
Many organic principles are incorporated into the vineyard systems.
All nutrition requirements are based upon stringent soil analysis, and a spring application of mineral based fertiliser that is microbially seeded and spread as required. During the warm summer months liquid kelp is used as a conditioner to maintain leaf health so important during the final ripening phase.
Vinaceous always use a very soft fungicide program and rely on organically approved sulphurs and copper, as the backbone of their programs, used in conjunction with canopy manipulation to reduce the incidence of pests and disease.
It is a ‘holistic approach’; with each component affecting the next with a strong emphasis on soil and plant health as a natural deterrent to pest and disease.
Red Right Hand is the result of the union of three of the great world varieties each with their individual attributes from the cooler, Margaret River region of Australia to produce a wine of great complexity and interest.
We are all familiar with the hero variety – Shiraz, full of colour, flavour and structure. Blended with Grenache, contributing its heady perfume and sweet fruit mid palate. Bringing the wine together is a small dollop of intense, savoury Tempranillo.
Each component of the wine was fermented separately in open topped vats with traditional fermentation techniques. The resultant wine parcels were matured in a combination of French barriques for 12 months before blending.
The wine displays awesome colour; deep crimson red, bright and vibrant in hue. The bouquet is a complex mix of ripe berry fruits and savoury aromas. The palate displays rich and fruit sweet fullness with a complex and savoury textural finish of mature tannin.
The Red Right Hand has the structure to reward medium term cellaring but is especially attractive now with its fruit ripe sweetness.