Brash Higgins 2017 ‘SHZ’ Shiraz


Made from 19 year old shiraz vines grown at the BH estate Omensetter Vineyard. Vinted from hand selected fruit, 25% whole bunch, and sent to open one ton fermenters for 3 weeks. Wild yeast did their job and then it all was basket pressed and sent to a mix of 1-8 year old French hogsheads for 15 months. 2017 in the Vale is cooler year, particularly a bit of rain in December, we’ve seen resulting in softer wines with lower alcohol, but good spice. This the fourth vintage the SHZ was made entirely at the BH winery and the first under full Organic certification.

‘Blood plum in hue, the nose of the Brash 16 SHZ is brooding with black plums, chorizo, blood orange zest, spicy paprika, nutmeg and liquorice. There’s a sweet earthy note that is typical of Omensetter Vineyard’s red clay. The palate is generous, well-balanced and smooth, the tannins integrated, and the finish long with complex, interweaving berry and spice notes.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, 27 July 2018.


Additional information
Harvest date: February 28, 2017 Hand selected
Grower: Brash Higgins-Estate grown on Omensetter
Geology: Red clay loam over limestone
Planted: 1997 double cordon
Viticulture: Organic
Fermenter type: Open
Cap management: Hand plunged two times daily
Days on skins: 21
Whole bunch: 25%
Time in oak: 15 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 15% 1 year, 55% 2-4 year, 30% older
Bottling date August 23, 2018
Closure: Stelvin +
100% Shiraz from Omensetter Vineyard
pH 3.75, TA 6.7 g/l, Alc 14.2%

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

Price: $42 per bottle, $252 per 6 bottle case

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