Two Hands Love or Money Cane Cut Semillon (500ML) 2005
Other Dessert from South Australia, Australia
Made from Semillon grapes that have their canes cut when the flavor is ripe and are then left to slowly dehydrate on the vine. The result is a powerful, seductive dessert wine of great pleasure.
Aroma: Powerful aromas of honeysuckle with hints of tropical fruit
Taste: A luscious rich palate with hints of honey and spice and a meld of concentrated dried tropical fruit flavors. The finish is clean, fresh and persistent.
The Wine Advocate - "The Sauternes-like sweet white, the 2005 Semillon Cane Cut For Love or Money (which was aged in 100% new French oak), possesses 263 grams of residual sugar. This medium gold-colored, honeyed offering displays plenty of caramel, tropical fruit, and creme brulee-like characteristics. A dead-ringer for a top-notch Sauternes, it can be drunk now, but promises to last for 10-15 years."
International Wine Cellar - "Bright gold. Pure, mineral-driven aromas of apricot, peach and rose pastille, with subtle mineral tones. Lush and extremely sweet, yet the ripe orchard fruit flavors show lovely precision and freshness. Finishes on a bright pear note, with a hint of jasmine. Serve this by itself."
Two Hands Wines Winery
Two Hands Wines was founded in 1999 by Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz. Their aim was, and still is, to produce the best possible wines from prized Shiraz growng regions throughout Australia. "Quality without compromise" is a core value that drives all decisions from fruit and oak selection to packaging and promotion. Winemaker Matt Wenk has been with Two Hands since 2002 and, together with Michael Twelftree, oversees every aspect of the winemaking process. Their flagship Shiraz, Ares, represents the very best parcels in each vintage and is sselected through an intense barrel classification process. This blend of Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Shiraz displays the incredible depth of flavor and balance that are hallmarks of this wine. View all Two Hands Wines Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
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Fruity & Smooth
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Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.