Brash Higgins 2019 ‘CINS’ Cinsault




Made from a block of Cinsault vines which we grafted to a former Semillon patch at neighbouring Lennon Vineyard in 2013. Vinted from hand selected fruit and placed in an open 2 ton fermenter for 2 weeks. Wild yeast did their job and then it all was gently basket pressed and sent to veteran French hogsheads for 9 months. 2019 in the Vale is considered a warm vintage with lower yields, resulting in balanced wines with finesse and deep flavours. This is the third vintage of CINS made at the Brash Higgins winery.

‘Translucent ruby in hue, the nose is cherry starburst with notes of blood orange zest, ginger, nutmeg and white pepper. The palate is medium bodied, well-balanced and vibrant, the tannins integrated, and the finish is refreshing; laden with interweaving cherry, ginger and white pepper notes.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, 12 November 2019.


Additional information
Harvest date: March 23, 2019
Hand selected
Grower: Michael Lennon
Geology: Red clay loam over limestone
Planted: Grafted 2014 single cordon
Viticulture: Sustainable
Fermenter type: Open
Cap management: Hand plunged two times daily
Days on skins: 16
Time in oak: 9 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 100% 8 year old
Bottling date Nov 7, 2019
Closure: Stelvin +
pH 3.45, TA 5.7 g/l, Alc 13%

166 dozen

Price: $37 per bottle

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