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 Shakre Chardonnay epitomises the new wave of Australian Chardonnay and demonstrates why Margaret River has become the benchmark wine region in Australia for Chardonnay.
Sourced entirely from un-irrigated old vine Mendoza clone Chardonnay from Wilyabrup, the premier subregion of Margaret River, the Shakre is designed to display the strengths of modern Chardonnay; bright, light and clean fruit aromas and flavours but with added textural complexity that lifts the wine away from the pack of mono flavoured Sauvignon Blancs.
The Shakre Chardonnay is made from two components: the larger part (80%) was fermented in stainless steel tank at low temperature to preserve the delicacy and brightness of the primary fruit. The balance of the wine was fermented in French oak barriques to provide that essential palate complexity which makes Chardonnay stand out as the greatest of white wines.
Bright, clean and more aromatic than usual, the Shakre entices you with its rich fruit and subtle oak nuances before enveloping the palate with spotless Chardonnay fruit and citrus notes. With textural mid palate weight, there’s more here than meets the eye, with a crisp clean acid dry finish that lingers on, and on and on.