Brash Higgins 2017 ‘NYMPH’
Our second vintage of NYMPH is a cool, coppery blend of Cinsault and Carignan from young vines on the neighbouring Lennon Vineyard. Hand picked during a busy period in the winery, during an even busier 2017 vintage, all the fruit was pressed whole cluster together slowly back at HQ and fermented together. A spry, yet complex style of wine from Brash Higgins; one that’s well suited for year round drinking.
The painting on the 2017 Nymph label is “Subluminescence” by Sydney based artist Martine Emdur. Her engrossing, luminous, underwater work can be found at Scott Livesey Galleries.
‘Touch misty, opalescent salmon in appearance. The wine is dry yet exudes nectarine, hybrid-tea rose, cinnamon apple, and watermelon rind aromatics. Fresh notes of cut ginger, nectarine skin and watermelon flow onto the palate with texture; a savoury, snappy sweet/sour peach finish pulls the wine together on the close; long finish follows.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, January 2, 2018.
One Bottle Limit
Harvest date: April 7, 2017 Hand Picked
Grower: Michael Lennon of Lennon Vineyard
Geology: Red-loam clay over limestone
Blend: 50% Cinsault, 50% Carignan
Whole Cluster Pressed
Fermenter types: Wild co-ferment in Stainless VC
Racked to bottle
Bottling date: December 22, 2017
Closure: Stelvin +
pH 3.43, TA 5.7 g/l, alc 11.3%
Price: $37 per bottle