Two Hands Wines Angel's Share Shiraz 2019

Two Hands Wines Angel's Share Shiraz 2019

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Varietal
Shiraz
Region
Australia
Winery
Barossa Valley
Alcohol
13.8

Overview

Angels' Share refers to the small amount of wine that evaporates from oak barrels during maturation. Medieval winemakers assumed that angels watched over the wines, and that they took their share. Sweet blue fruit notes of fresh blueberry, juniper and mulberry bracketed by a cleansing pop of acidity and savory tannin. The sweet fruit entry gently yields to savory notes of dried bay leaf, briar, dried herbs and dried rose petals.

Aging

Aged 14 month in 12% new French oak hogsheads, the balance in 1 to 8-year-old French oak. Under good cellaring conditions, this wine will age 10+ year.

Fermentation

The grapes were crushed into and fermented in 5, 7 and 10 ton open fermenters. During the peak of fermentation the batches received regular pump overs three times daily to extract color, flavor and tannin. The average time on skins was 16 days. Once the parcels were dry, the fermenters were drained off and the skins pressed, with the pressings combined with the free run. After 24 hours the individual batches were racked to barrel where malolactic fermentation proceeded. The final blend was unfined and unfiltered prior to bottling.

Winemaker

Matt Wenk

Tasting Notes

Style

Complex, Fruit Forward

Flavor

Blueberry, Floral, Plum, Dried Herbs, Bay Leaf

Aroma

Notes of blue fruits accented by plum, blueberry and mulberry tones. Complexing notes of briar, bay leaf, coriander seeds, dried rose petals and ash.

Taste

You can expect a bright, deep, dark red with a luminous purple core followed by vibrant notes of blueberries, overlayed with dried violet petals and gentle woody spices.

Wine Ratings

92

Wine Spectator

92

James Suckling