Brash Higgins 2013 ‘SHZ’ Shiraz
Made from 16 year old shiraz vines grown at the Omensetter Vineyard. Vinted from hand selected fruit, the grapes were destemmed and sent to open fermenters for 4 weeks then basket pressed and matured for one year in fine 1-4 year old French hogsheads and aged just over a year in bottle. 2013 in the Vale is considered a warm vintage; bolder wines with power and spice.
‘Blood plum in hue, the nose of the Brash 13 SHZ has black plums, chorizo, blood orange zest, spicy paprika, nutmeg and liquorice, and a sweet earthy note that is typical of Omensetter Vineyard’s red clay. The palate is generous, well-balanced and smooth, the firm tannins integrated, and the finish long with complex, interweaving berry and spice notes.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, 01 April 2015.
Harvest date: February 25, 2013 Hand selected
Fermenter type: Open
Cap management: Hand plunged two times daily
Days on skins: 28
Time in oak: 12 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 45% 1 year, 55% 2-4 year
Bottling date August 18, 2014
Closure: Stelvin +
100% Shiraz from Omensetter Vineyard
pH 3.49, TA 6.2 g/l, Alc 14.5%
295 cases 750ml, 375ml bottles also available
Price: $37 per bottle, $222 per 6 bottle case