From grapes grown in Watervale, this is a handpicked Riesling made from the free-run juice. Exotic aromatics with pristine, limey fruit and a fine acid backbone.
Aerope represents the very best Grenache made by Two Hands Wines. Sourced from older vineyards in the western ranges of the Barossa Valley, the wine displays a lifted multi-dimensional bouquet with a rich purity of fruit on the palate, matured in older French oak barrels.
Colour A deep dark cherry
AromaA soft, mesmerising aromatic lift of sawdust, dried herbs, cloves, sandalwood, cured meats, blood plum, tomato plant and scented lemon candle. This is aromatically one of the most complex and compelling wines to wear the Two Hands logo.
PalateThe palate is concentrated and very dense with a viscosity, chewy and defined. Straight away you are hit by a sway of layered fruit and then very well mannered and polished tannin slowly emerges. The lifted acidic profile keeps everything pumping along the palate and a perfect finish which integrates the acid, fruit, tannin and alcohol after the long finish.
Crushed, destemmed and fermented in 5, 7 and 10 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs, up to 3 times daily during peak fermentation to extract colour and tannin. Following 7-21 days of 'on skins' maceration, the free run was drained to tank with the skins then pressed. Both the free run and pressings were blended to tank and then racked to oak after 24 hours. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Minimal fining and non-filtered.
20+ years if carefully cellared
23 months maturation with the final 12 months in 100% new French oak hogsheads
2008 Anteros Tasting Note
Price per bottle: $ 80
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