The majority of the batches were de-stemmed and crushed to open top fermenters. The Shiraz was pumped over three times daily through the peak of fermentation, whereas the Grenache and Mataro, after a few days cold soak, were pumped over and plunged rigorously through the peak of fermentation. Average time ‘on-skins’ was 15 days. Grenache parcels were fermented with 20% whole bunches. All pressings were added back to the free run.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Typical light colour, but the blend has more depth and structure than many of its peers, plum and black cherry joining the red cherry/raspberry components; it is a fruit-driven style from start to finish, and will be best enjoyed in the full flush of its youth. Rating 92 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2013)
Fairly deep red colour, slight purple. The bouquet is richly fruited, and subtly vanillan oak-tinged. In the mouth it's soft and fruit sweet, with good texture and roundness. There's abundant cherry liqueur flavour. It's soft, round and succulent. A quite delicious wine. Rating 92 - Huon Hooke, www.huonhook.com (OCT/2013)
Crisp, vibrant and impressive, offering focused blackberry and black cherry fruit, wrapped in fine tannins and finishing with floral and white pepper notes. The finish persists. Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. Drink now through 2019. Rating 92 - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator (NOV/2013)
Deep ruby. Fragrant aromas of black raspberry, lavender, mocha and anise, with slow-building peppery notes. Red and dark berry preserve flavors are sweet and supple on entry, then gain energy and piquancy with air. Cool and sharply focused, with good depth and finishing lift. In a fairly elegant style and very approachable now.Rating 91 - Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar (JUL/2013)
Two Hands 2012 Brave Faces Grenache Mataro Shiraz blend ($27), which is heavily grenache dominant at more than 80 per cent and shots it with its kitchen herb and spice fragrance and intense yet delightfully juicy red to crimson fruits. It will arrive in retail stores later this month.Tony Love, The Advertiser (14/SEP/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Medium red with bright core hue
Lifted red fruit notes of spice, potpourri and fresh herbs.
Concentrated and intense yet built in an elegant framework. Grenache provides beautiful lifted sappy red fruits with floral accents, Shiraz provides mid-palate richness with some spicy overtones and Mataro rounds out the blend providing structure and savoury meatiness.
Drink now, up to ten years.