Two Hands Wines Brave Faces Barossa Valley 2021 14.5% vol.

22,87  sis. KM

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Allergens

Sulphites

Alcohol content

14.50%

Capacity

0.75L

Country of production

Australia

Region

Barossa Valley

Manufacturer

Two Hands Wines

Colour

Red

Grape varieties

Garnacha/Grenache/Cannonau, Monastrell/Mourvèdre, Syrah/Shiraz

The idea for Two Hands was born in September 1999 when founders Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz sat at a friend’s engagement party and decided it was time to make their own wine and market it on the world stage. The original aim was, and still is, to make the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized growing regions throughout Australia. With so much Australian wine being sold around the globe under multi-region labels in a formulaic style, the intention was to break the mould and showcase the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional and vineyard characteristics by allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines.

About the wine

What a difference a couple of generations can make. In the mid 1980s South Australia’s old Grenache vines were being removed due to a lack of demand. Brave Faces is a tribute to the grape growers of Barossa Valley, who fought against the vine-pull scheme in the 1980s. The Men & Women who loyally tended their vineyards, allowing them to remain intact today.

Climate

After a second La Niña year (according to the Oceanic Niño Index (ONI)) in a row, the vineyards received an above average winter rainfall, we then progressed into a very mild spring and an equally mild summer with only one day recorded over 40°C. Due to slightly later flowering, the vines were set up to mature at a slower than usual pace, this put the start of vintage back around 3 weeks on average, these mild ripening conditions allowed for slower than usual favour development, this matched with lower yield across the board has resulted in another quality harvest.

Winemaking

The seperate fruit batches were de-stemmed and crushed to open top fermenters. The Shiraz was pumped over three times daily, where as the Grenache and Mourvèdre, after a few days cold soak, were lightly plunged. Average time ‘on-skins’ was 6 days. Grenache parcels were fermented with 20% whole bunches. All pressings were added back to the free run. Some barrels had extended lees contact through maturation. Aged for 6 months in a combination of new and older French Oak puncheon and hogsheads.

Tasting notes

The bouquet is very lifted and host a number of aromas, cloves, pepper, black raspberries, asian spice, warm oil along with candied flowers and backing spice.Written by Two Hands Wines proprietor Michael Twelftree upon release: “The palate starts out with a lean fruit profile first up, but this kicks into gear and starts to evolve and open. There is a lovely subtly here, which I happen to really enjoy and appreciate. The fruit is juicy, sweet and rolls deep into the late palate. The tannins are very fine, and that juice nature makes them caressing and very enjoyable. This year after year is always a great wine when served at the table, the soft acidity keeps the fruit bright and focused and then the tannins have a lovely mouth-watering feel that dry out the late palate and get you ready for some food. Another enjoyable vintage of our Brave Faces which will bring many smiles to whoever gets to enjoy this bottling.”

Allergens

Sulphites

Alcohol content

14.50%

Capacity

0.75L

Country of production

Australia

Region

Barossa Valley

Manufacturer

Two Hands Wines

Colour

Red

Grape varieties

Garnacha/Grenache/Cannonau, Monastrell/Mourvèdre, Syrah/Shiraz