Brash Higgins 2015 ‘CHN’ Chenin Blanc


Our first Chenin Blanc at Brash Higgins, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Handpicked from the white beach sands of the Blewitt Springs subregion of McLaren Vale, then fermented wild in barrel for 9 months. Only 95 cases of this dry style CHN were produced. The label is a photo of ballerinas by Melbourne based photographer Kate Longley. Click here to see more of her work.

‘A sunny yellow in hue, the wine is heady with Chenin perfume of honey, straw, apples and water chestnut. Soft entry with good palate weight, the wine tightens as it flows across the tongue to the back of the mouth. Good natural acidity with a chalky pucker on the finish make a second approach all the more appealing.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, 01 October 2015.


Additional information
Harvest date: January 29, 2015 Hand picked
Vineyard: Willamba Hill Vineyard, Blewitt Springs
Grower: Grantly Gill
Geology: North Maslin Sands over ironstone
Irrigation: Drip Irrigation
Altitude: 250 metres above sea level
Planted: 1991 on single cordon trellising
Days on skins: 2
Fermenter type: White Burgundy Barrel
Time in oak: 9 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 100% 4 year
Bottling date October 2, 2015
Closure: Stelvin +
100% Chenin Blanc
pH 3.47, TA 6.5 g/l, Alc 10.3%

95 cases

Price: $37 per bottle, $222 per 6 bottle case

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