Hand harvested, opened fermented (with 10 percent whole bunches) and hand plunged for 8 to 12 days in one and two tonne open fermenters then gently basket pressed into some new 25% oak barriques (french and american) respectively to finish fermentation and then a further 14 to 16 months maturation in the same oak. The 2011 Snake Charmer Shiraz is from the Pieri Family Vineyard in the hills between McLaren Flat and Kangarilla; these old vines are hand harvested and made using traditional techniques. The wine is matured in oak and selected by Vinaceous Winemakers Mike Kerrigan and Nick Stacy and sent to West Cape Howe Wine (WA) for finishing, fining, blending and bottling by Vinaceous. The result is an exceptional, deep purple & vivid in colour with bright hues - with perfumed, lifted berries and spice on the nose, intense black fruits, dark chocolate and mocha notes across the mid palate; wonderfully rich, layered and textural; this wine literally coats the mouth - and finishes with soft, long and silky tannins and toasty oak nuances. The 2011 Snake Charmer Shiraz can be enjoyed in its youth and can be cellared for up to 8 years and a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, sausages and BBQ’s.