Brash Higgins 2016 ‘CHN’ Chenin Blanc


Our second 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 7 months. Only 105 cases of this dry style CHN were produced. The label is a photo of ballerinas from the Australia Ballet 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 revealing more precision than the previous vintage. Good natural acidity with a chalky pucker on the finish make a second approach all the more appealing.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, 01 September 2016.

Additional information
Harvest date: February 3, 2016 Hand picked
Vineyard: Willamba Hill Vineyard, Blewitt Springs
Grower: Dr. Grantly Gill
Viticulture: Sustainable
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: 7 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 100% 5 year
Bottling date August 24, 2016
Closure: Stelvin +
100% Chenin Blanc
pH 3.38, TA 5.7 g/l, Alc 12%

105 cases

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

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