Two Hands Wines Ares Shiraz

Two Hands Wines Ares Shiraz 2010

Statuesque, powerful, deeply flavored and matured in 100% new French oak, this dark Shiraz features attractive aromas of cherry, dried fig and satsuma plum with notes of spice, mocha, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate and cedar. The tannins are silky and refined, and the palate is dense and rich.

Style:
Balanced, Rich, Structured
Flavor:
Cedar, Cherry, Dry Fruit, Mocha, Spices
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Barossa Valley
Grapes
Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage
15.50%
Fermentation
Crushed, de-stemmed and fermented in five, seven and 10 ton open top fermenters with regular pumpovers; up to three times daily during peak fermentation to extract color 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 are blended to tank and then racked to oak after 24 hours. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Minimal fining and non-filtered.
Aging
23 months maturation with the final 12 months in 100% new French oak hogsheads.