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Twelftree on Telling a Fresh, More Complex Australia Story

“I think we haven’t ever spoken about sub-regionality or regionality, we haven’t talked about certain grape varietals other than Shiraz, Shiraz, and Shiraz…And we just keep telling the same story. But I think now we’re starting to get out and hopefully rebuild a story that’s going to [change that].”

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Twelftree Interview on ‘True Wine Culture’

Michael Twelftree talks about Two Hands and the wine trade with True Wine Culture podcast host Eric Guy. Listen to the interview here.

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‘Drink Me’ Features Two Hands Wines

Drink Me, the site that views "Lifestyle Through the Glass," captures what makes Two Hands Australia's most exciting winery, and offers reviews of three great Picture Series wines.

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WS Collecting Features 2014 Lily’s Garden

Wine Spectator leads its latest “WS Collecting” newsletter with the 2014 Lily’s Garden, the McLaren Vale Shiraz that earned a 94-point score from the magazine and a “Highly Recommended” designation.

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WS Collecting is a free newsletter that features a new cellar-worthy wine pick in each biweekly e-mail, plus expert tips on collecting, auctions, storage and cellar design. Visit the Wine Spectator newsletter page for more information.

Wine Spectator: Twelftree, Two Hands Are Leaders in Aussie Diversification

A new Wine Spectator tasting report on Australia tells how Michael Twelftree and Two Hands Wines are leading a move beyond the country’s signature grape Shiraz to new varieties, styles and regions.

In her report in the July 30 issue of the magazine, MaryAnn Worobiec writes:

Following a trip to Burgundy, Twelftree was inspired to concentrate on single-vineyard Grenache under his Twelftree label, which debuted with the 2010 vintage. He emphasizes fruit purity by making the wines in a Burgundian style, using whole-cluster, wild yeast fermentation and aging the wine in larger barrels to minimize the oak influence.

Among the six distinctive Twelftree 2013 Grenache-based wines (all highlighting different subregions) included in this report, the standouts are the Grenache McLaren Vale Moritz Blewitt Springs (93, $67), brimming with black tea, smoke and huckleberry flavors, and the Grenache Barossa Valley Vinegrove Greenock (93, $67), showcasing white pepper, rose petal and raspberry notes.

And Worobiec later goes on to say:

Looking at the leaderboard of top-scoring wines, there are few surprises, with many of these wines and wineries performing well vintage in and vintage out. Among reds, there’s a trio of classic-scoring efforts from Two Hands: two Shirazes and a new single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, the Clare Valley Mystic Block Single Vineyard Benbournie Road Armagh 2014 (95, $125), supple and polished, with chocolate and mint details to the generous fruit core.

The July 30 issue also includes a list of the scores for Australian wines tasted and reviewed by Worobiec in the past year. Here are the Twelftree and Two Hands wines on that list:

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Click here to see the full report (subscription may be required).