Two Hands Tenacity Old Vine Shiraz 2018
Pride of Oz
This delicious red wine, full bodied, and flavorful, is a proud product of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Maclaren Vale in South Australia is home to the Two Hands Tenacity Shiraz, a red deep ruby, almost plum colored wine with a gorgeous aroma of berries and chocolates.
Soft and mid-acidic, this dry and bold red wine tastes of plum, blackberry, vanilla, oak and spices on the palate. It’s a rich drink, but one that goes down easy and smooth.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
The shiraz is Australia’s most popular grape variety, and this Fleurieu masterpiece shines its brightest paired with aged cheeses, like cheddar or manchego.
Have a glass of it with a good, juicy steak, or an herb grilled chicken.
Shiraz also goes incredibly with dark chocolate desserts. This Two Hands Tenacity is a perfect drink to have on the table, from appetizer to afters.
A TALE OF TWO HANDS
In September of 1999, Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz decided (at a friend’s engagement party, no less!) to create their own wine and introduce it to the world stage. The former already had his background in Australian wine export, and the latter was a CEO in one of Barossa Valley’s leading cooperages. Wine-making was a path that was inevitable.
In the year 2000, with only 17 tonnes of fruit from Maclaren Vale and Padthaway wine regions, they went full steam ahead. Presently, Two Hands Wines is one of Australia’s best and most decorated wineries.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.