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Two in the Bush Shiraz, Bird in Hand

Named after one of the original mineshafts in the Bird in Hand goldmine, Two in the Bush wines are great value wines designed for everyday drinking.

Deep red in colour with bright purple hues, this wine exhibits lifted and intense aromatics, with ripe and spicy dark fruit characters of blackberry and black plum mixed with a touch of pepper and vanilla bean. A medium bodied and elegant wine with plenty of mid-palate weight and flesh, supple tannins and balanced acidity driving a long finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.62

ACIDITY

7.2 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Dylan Lee

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

FINED USING

Egg white

TIME IN OAK

16 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Adelaide Hills

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

The 2020 growing season started on the back of average winter rainfall in the Adelaide Hills. Springtime was characterised by dryer than average conditions, with rainfall down 35%. There were also several frosty mornings from September through to November. Late Spring to early Summer was hot and dry. Although bunch numbers were generally good, the conditions meant that bunch weights were well down. This meant that yields across the board were low. January and early February were characterised by mild conditions and some decent rain events were highly beneficial for freshening vine canopies and filling out bunches. The remainder of the ripening period through Autumn was favourable, with night-time temperatures remaining cool, daytime temperatures mild and no major heat spikes or rain events. This enabled a long, slow and even ripening, helped grapes retain good natural acidity and ensured they could be picked at the optimal time for flavour and style.

Vinification details

Fruit was destemmed upon arrival to the winery, ensuring a large percentage of whole berries, then processed directly into small open fermenters ranging between 3-15 tonne.  Fermentation takes place with a mix of wild and carefully selected yeast strains. Gentle cap management techniques were used including hand plunging, pump overs and delestage. Parcels spent between 7-12 days on skins before being gently pressed and transferred to French oak barrels ranging in size from 225L to 500L.  All vineyard parcels are kept separate from harvesting through to final blending, with the wine characters distinctly different from each vineyard. The 2020 Two in the Bush Shiraz spent approximately 16 months in French oak. During this time, the wine was racked once to assist in natural clarification. Samples are taken from individual Shiraz barrels and assessed by the winemaking team, looking for the right mix of colour, fruit character, complexity, and tannin structure for this label. The 2020 Two in the Bush Shiraz is comprised of 20% new French oak with the remainder in seasoned barrels.

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Two in the Bush Shiraz, Bird in Hand

Named after one of the original mineshafts in the Bird in Hand goldmine, Two in the Bush wines are great value wines designed for everyday drinking.

Deep red in colour with bright purple hues, this wine exhibits lifted and intense aromas, with ripe and spicy dark fruit characters of blackberry and black plum mixed with a touch of pepper and vanilla bean. A medium-bodied and elegant wine with plenty of mid-palate weight and flesh, supple tannins and balanced acidity driving a long finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

pH

3.65

ACIDITY

6.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

FINED USING

Egg white

TIME IN OAK

16 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Adelaide

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

A challenging growing season began with very low rainfall over winter followed by several frosts in September and October. Flowering was interrupted by a severe spring storm in November. Cooler than average weather throughout December slowed berry development, suggesting that the 2019 vintage would be later than average. A very hot and dry January and February reversed this trend, and when combined with low crop loads, grapes transitioned quickly through veraison and began to ripen rapidly. Cooler and dry conditions from mid-March into April provided ideal conditions for the subsequent ripening of red varieties.

Vinification details

Harvested in the cool early morning, the fruit was destemmed with a large proportion of whole berries transferred into open fermenters. Fermented with a combination of wild and specially selected yeast strains, the parcels then spent between 7-12 days on skins before being transferred to new (20%) and older French oak barrels for 16 months.

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Two in the Bush Shiraz, Bird in Hand

Named after one of the original mineshafts in the Bird in Hand goldmine, Two in the Bush wines are great value wines designed for everyday drinking.

Deep red in colour with bright purple hues, this wine exhibits lifted and intense aromas, with ripe and spicy dark fruit characters of blackberry and black plum mixed with a touch of pepper and vanilla bean. A medium- to full-bodied, elegant wine, it shows a balanced acidity and silky tannins, culminating in a long finish on the palate.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.64

ACIDITY

5.9 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

FINED USING

Egg white

TIME IN OAK

14 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Adelaide Hills

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

A dry spring and summer followed good rains throughout winter. Coupled with very warm January and February days yet mild nights, this led to optimal colour and flavour development for the 2018 harvest red wines.

Vinification details

Harvested in the cool early morning, the fruit was destemmed with a large proportion of whole berries transferred into open fermenters. Parcels spent between 7-12 days on skins before being transferred to new (20%) and older French oak barrels for 14 months.

Awards

Global Shiraz/Syrah Masters: Gold
IWC: Silver

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Two in the Bush Shiraz, Bird in Hand

Named after one of the original mineshafts in the Bird in Hand goldmine, Two in the Bush wines are great value wines designed for everyday drinking.

Medium red with bright purple hues, aromas are lifted and perfumed, with florals and spicy red fruit characters combined with red liquorice and a touch of vanilla. A medium-bodied, elegant and structured wine with supple, gravelly tannins and balanced acidity driving a long finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

pH

3.75

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

April 2017

FINED USING

Egg white

TIME IN OAK

16 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Mount Lofty Ranges

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

One of the wettest winters on record in the Adelaide Hills led to a much later start to the growing season than recent vintages. Mild temperatures in spring meant later flowering but good fruit set nevertheless. High rainfall right up until veraison kept the Bird in Hand viticultural team on their toes but the vines held up well. With few heatwaves across the summer the fruit ripened slowly and developed outstanding flavours across all varieties.

Vinification details

Fruit was destemmed directly into small open fermenter, ensuring a large percentage of whole berries. Fermented with a mix of wild and specially selected yeast strains. a variety of cap management techniques were used including gentle plunging, pump overs and délestage. Parcels spent between 7-12 days on skins before being gently pressed and transferred to new (20%) and seasoned French oak barriques and hogsheads for approximately 16 months.

All vineyard parcels were kept separate from harvesting through to final blending, with the wine characters distinctly different from each vineyard. Samples were taken from individual Shiraz barrels and assessed by the winemaking team for selection based on colour, fruit character, complexity, and tannin quality.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 91 pts

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Two in the Bush Shiraz, Bird in Hand

Named after one of the original mineshafts in the Bird in Hand goldmine, Two in the Bush wines are great value wines designed for everyday drinking.

Deep red in colour with bright purple hues, this wine exhibits lifted and intense aromatics, with ripe and spicy dark fruit characters of blackberry and black plum mixed with a touch of pepper and vanilla bean. A full bodied, elegant wine, it shows a balanced acidity and silky tannins culminating in a long finish on the palate.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Kym Milne MW

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

FINED USING

Egg white

TIME IN OAK

14 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Adelaide Hills

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

Fruit for this cool climate Shiraz was selected from a diverse range of vineyards across the Adelaide Hills. A very dry spring and summer with cool to mild February nights led to optimal colour and flavour development in this red wine.

Vinification details

Harvested in the cool early morning, the fruit was destemmed with a large proportion of whole berries transferred into open fermenters. Parcels spent between 7-12 dates on skins before being transferred to new (10%) and older French oak barrels for 14 months.

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Two in the Bush Shiraz, Bird in Hand

Named after one of the original mineshafts in the Bird in Hand goldmine, Two in the Bush wines are great value wines designed for everyday drinking.

Deep purple in colour with bright violet hues, the wine exhibits aromatic red fruit – raspberry, boysenberry and plum with a hit of anise and white pepper. The palate is medium bodied and aromatic with red berry fruits. It has a long, rich and elegant finish with silky fine tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.5 g/L

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Kym Milne MW

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

April 2017

FINED USING

Egg white

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Mount Lofty Ranges

Vintage conditions

2015 was an early but excellent vintage with warm, dry and even ripening conditions. Yields were generally average, around 4 tons per hectare.

Vinification details

This cool climate Shiraz was harvested early in April from a hot, dry summer followed by a particularly mild autumn. These conditions favoured more medium bodied, structural and aromatic red wines. Made using open fermentation vessels this Shiraz was then aged in new (20%) and older French oak barrels for 12 months.

Awards

IWC 2017: Silver
San Francisco International Wine Show: Gold
Global Syrah/Shiraz Masters 2017: Gold

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Two in the Bush Shiraz, Bird in Hand

Named after one of the original mineshafts in the Bird in Hand goldmine, Two in the Bush wines are great value wines designed for everyday drinking.

Deep purple in colour with bright violet hues, the wine exhibits aromatic red fruit – raspberry, boysenberry and plum with a hit of anise and white pepper. The palate is medium bodied and aromatic with red berry fruits. It has a long, rich and elegant finish with silky fine tannins.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

pH

3.64

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Kym Milne

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

April 2014

FINED USING

Egg white

TIME IN OAK

16 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Mount Lofty Ranges

Vintage conditions

This cool climate Shiraz was harvested early in April from a hot, dry summer followed by a particularly mild autumn. These conditions favoured more medium bodied, structural and aromatic red wines.

Vinification details

Shiraz grapes from six or seven different vineyards go into Two in the Bush Shiraz. All parcels are kept separate and fermented separately before blending. Made using open fermentation vessels, it was aged in new (10%) and older French oak barrels for 16 months.

 

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