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Vinden Headcase

03. Gemini— 2019 VINDEN HEADCASE Shiraz Nouveau


A Hunter Valley Shiraz in a lighter, drink-now, Nouveau style, to pair with the impatience of Gemini. Quite a contemporary take on the variety, this Shiraz is a far cry from its heavier, meatier counterparts, reflecting the agility and vibrancy that one associates with the sign of the twins.

A seemingly lighter body, with ample depth and flavour to capture the most quicksilver of minds. Fruit forward, with zippy red cherry and ripe plum notes. Svelte, lush and Beaujolais-inspired.

A red substantial enough to savour, yet light enough to slug. Flexible tendencies meet your match.


Winemaker’s notes

'This wine was inspired by a trip to Beaujolais. This light, crisp, perfumed style of Shiraz was sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. The 4 blocks were planted in 1965, 1966, 1968 & 1970 on red volcanic clay soils, over a limestone hillside in Pokolbin. 100% whole berry in open concrete fermenters, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged for 4 months in neutral French oak barrels. Enjoy it now or on a hot summers day serve it chilled with a straw.'


Gemini Season - May 22 to June 21

Ruler | Mercury - Element | Air - Quality | Mutable


Gemini, the catalyst.

You are animated; full of expression. Sparkling eyes flash with the brilliance of your imagination. Enchanting. Exuberant. Open-minded and inquisitive. Sensitive and stimulating. You are the catalyst.

Restless and reviving. Always moving. In need of excitement and change. You are constantly seeking, as impatience and changeability are such a strong part of your nature. On this quest to escape boredom, your imagination knows no bounds.

A true idealist. Though this creativity can be a double-edged sword. The utopia in your mind will always be more vibrant than the reality you are living, so you are forever searching for a brighter horizon. You are all air and you belong in your element. A rolling stone, happiest in the journey, gathering no moss.

Your soul’s purpose is to communicate. The zodiac’s eloquent messenger. You are interested in everything. Agile, flexible, adaptable. Your dual nature only expands your repertoire, giving you the ability to explore many realms at once.

You have a tendency to over commit, believing boredom is a fate worse than death. In your determination to be busy you can scatter yourself hither and yon. Choosing fewer pursuits with discipline and focus will see you realise your greatest desires, instead of witnessing merely the beginning of a million dreams.

Ruled by Mercury you possess it’s nervous energy. The air is electric around you. Bright, friendly and sparkling with curiosity. Crackling with quick movements and changeable tendencies; it’s a volatility that will carry you through almost anything.

Delicate, light and captivating. You are inspiring and reviving those around you.