Brash Higgins 2014 ‘SHZ’ Shiraz

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Made from 17 year old shiraz vines grown at the Omensetter Vineyard. Vinted from hand selected fruit, 20% of the grapes were whole bunch, the rest destemmed and sent to open fermenters for 4 weeks then basket pressed and matured for 15 months in fine 1-4 year old French hogsheads and aged just over a year in bottle. 2014 in the Vale is considered a long vintage; balanced wines with power and spice. This the first vintage the SHZ was made entirely at the BH winery.

‘Blood plum in hue, the nose of the Brash 14 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, 27 August 2015.

 

Additional information
Harvest date: February 25, 2014 Hand selected
Grower: Brash Higgins-Estate grown on Omensetter
Geology: Red clay loam over limestone
Planted: 1997 double cordon
Viticulture: Organic in conversion
Fermenter type: Open
Cap management: Hand plunged two times daily
Days on skins: 30
Whole bunch: 20%
Time in oak: 15 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 10% New, 35% 1 year, 55% 2-4 year
Bottling date August 18, 2015
Closure: Stelvin +
100% Shiraz from Omensetter Vineyard
pH 3.69, TA 6.2 g/l, Alc 14.5%

295 cases 750ml, 375ml bottles of 2013 vintage also available

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

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