Grenache Barossa South Australia
Aerope is the Two Hands estate flagship, significantly a pure Grenache wine, representing the very finest old vines Barossa Grenache. Aerope is assembled annually from a chosen few of the most exceptional barrels, vinified from grapes that are hand picked off an eighty year old, dry grown vineyard on Radford Road, near the ancient Barossa winegrowing hamlet of Greenock.
Grapes are all hand picked, most are crushed and destemmed into five tonnes open top fermenters, a quarter of the fruit is processed as whole bunches. After several days of cold maceration the musts are allowed to warm for vinification. Throughout the peak of ferment, batches are pumped over a minimum four times daily to extract colour, flavour and tannin. After a fortnight on skins, each fermenter is drained off, skins are pressed and returned to the free run. Batches are then racked to a selection of well seasoned French oak hogsheads for malolactic and seventeen months maturation.
Bright red with subtle brick red hues. Fragrant and inviting, full of red berries, bright Asian spice, lavendar, savoury charcuterie and great steely minerality. The palate is highly refined, an extremely attractive entry of red berries, lavendar and creamy rosewater. The juicy mid palate tightens up to the late palate finishing with fine tannins and mouth watering charcuuterie and savoury mint notes.