Brash Higgins 2019 ‘NYMPH’ Rose
Our third 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 2019 vintage, allÂ 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 by Sydney based artist Martine Emdur. Her engrossing, luminous, underwater work can be found at Nanda Hobbs Gallery in Sydney.
‘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, November 15, 2019.
Harvest date: March 23, 2019
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: November 7, 2019
Closure: Stelvin +
pH 3.48, TA 5.65 g/l, alc 12%, RS 10g
Price: $37 per bottle