Brash Higgins 2016 ‘GR/M’ Grenache/Mataro Biodynamic

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Two parcels of Grenache and Mataro from a Biodynamically farmed site in the distinctive sandy soils of Blewitt Springs were hand-picked on the same day and co-fermented using wild yeast in an open fermenter for 2 weeks. Ten months in trusty French puncheons further forged the fine red berry tones of Grenache (70%) with the savoury spice of Mataro (30%).

‘Pretty nose, floral and sweet fruited, notes of orange peel and spice from the Mataro co-mingles nicely with the lively, bright red fruited Grenache. Medium bodied, easily accessible with dusty tannins, the GR/M strikes a nice counterbalance between the openly fruity nature of Grenache and the darker, more brooding nature of Mataro. Transparent.’ –  Brad Hickey, Vinitor, March 24, 2017.

 

Additional information
Harvest date: March 3, 2016 Hand selected
Vineyards:
1.5 tons Grenache
0.5 tons Mataro-
Grower: Yangarra Estate, Blewitt Springs
Viticulture: Biodynamic Certified
Fermenter type: Open, wild yeast, co-ferment
Cap management: Hand plunged once, maybe twice daily
Days on skins: 14
Time in oak: 10 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 100% 6 year
Bottling date: January 24, 2017
Closure: Stelvin +
pH 3.68, TA 5 g/L, alc 14.6%

205 cases

Price: $39 per bottle, $234 per 6 bottle case

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