Brash Higgins 2018 ‘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 2018 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 2018 Nymph label is “Wonderland” 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 aromatics. Fresh notes of cut ginger, dried cherries 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, December 18, 2018.
Harvest date: April 3, 2018 Hand Picked
Grower: Michael Lennon of Lennon Vineyard
Geology: Red-loam clay over limestone
Blend: 50% Cinsault, 50% Carignan
Whole Cluster Basket Pressed
Fermenter types: Wild co-ferment in Stainless VC
Racked once, then once more before bottling
Bottling date: December 7, 2018
Closure: Stelvin +
pH 3.28, TA 5.65 g/l, alc 12%
Price: $37 per bottle