Vinaceous is the brain-child of wine marketer Nick Stacy and winemaker Michael Kerrigan. The Vinaceous concept is to produce seven distinctive wines representing seven personalities - men, women, angels, demons, mermaids... and other creatures of mythology!
Vinaceous’ aim was to re-create this on the labels, focusing on fun & provocative imagery, based on theatrical/circus posters from the ‘30s and ‘40s; while the new ‘Burlesque’ Sparkling wine labels pays homage to the ribald dance & culture of this era . These label designs have received rave reviews in markets around the globe from importers and consumers, but also designers too.
Of the seven wine styles on offer, some are sourced and made exclusively for Vinaceous by some of Australia’s most talented new young winemakers whilst others are made from their own select vineyards. All are selected from the best premium wine regions suited to the chosen varietals under complete control of the Vinaceous Winemakers.
In my time in the wine trade, it is rare to find a range where the quality of the wine lives up to the promise on the label. Vinaceous is one of those exceptions. The wines are all from premium regions in Australia including Margaret River, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. The styles represent the true essence of the region and stand shoulder to shoulder with any new world wine at the same price point.
Behind the cunning marketing mind, Nick is a down to earth, fun loving, wine loving entrepreneur who travels the globe telling the story of Vinaceous and the mythical characters behind the labels.
".....The Vinaceous concept is to produce seven distinctive wines representing seven personalities - men, women, angels, demons, mermaids and other creatures of mythology!.... Escape in to the mind of creator Nick Stacy, you certainly won't be disappointed! They taste as good as they look...."
DIVINE LIGHT Sauvignon Blanc
RACONTEUR Cabernet Sauvignon
12 months in American and French oak
Bright, fresh and aromatic with pear lifted floral aromatics, the palate is quite rich and textural, yet remains minerally with clean acidity and a long finish.
13% fermented in French oak
A great take on this Italian varietal. Citrus fruit on the nose of lemon & lime, gives way to white peach with racy acidity on the finish.
SNAKE CHARMER Shiraz
American and French oak
RED RIGHT HAND Shiraz-Grenache-Tempranillo
12 months in American and French oak.
Divine Light achieved delicate aromatics and intense fruit flavours, texture and length with clean, refreshing acidity. Demonstrating that Margaret River can produce outstanding true varietal Sauvignon Blanc.
SIRENYA Pinot Grigio
Bright, clean and more aromatic than usual, the Shakré entices you with its rich fruit and subtle oak nuances before enveloping the palate with spotless Chardonnay fruit and citrus notes, with a crisp clean acid dry finish that lingers on, and on...and on.
The Raconteur typifies classic Margaret River cabernet; lush, rich and deep purple in colour. The aroma leaps from the glass with violets, blackberry and mocha notes. The palate is intense, with great structure and texture along with lip-smacking tannins and fine oak nuances.
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.
Dark, broody Malbec that has an intense deep colour and perfumed bouquet. The palate is rich, layered and textured - really fills the mouth with its immense power and weight, but retains its finesse with long, soft integrated tannins.
VOODOO MOON Malbec
14 months in new french oak
The wine is deep purple and 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.