Brash Higgins 2020 ‘CBSV’ Cabernet Sauvignon Estate-Organic


After skipping the 2019 vintage, the fruit for the 2020 CBSV was hand selected at the Organic Brash Higgins estate Omensetter Vineyard. The vines were planted in 1997 into a unique, shallow sandstone shift in the predominately clay over limestone vineyard. 2020 was a very warm year, plagued by fires in SA, as well as the beginning of the pandemic. A touch longer elevage than usual, 20 mos, allowed the tannins to soften and the wine is ultra juicy as a a result. 210 cases

‘Perfumed nose; caraway seeds, floral, sweet mint, blueberries and cassis, with spicy notes of Earl Grey tea, and Dutch liquorice. On the palate the wine is smooth and rich with the sweet earthiness of roasted root vegetables, the acidity of rhubarb and the dark lusciousness of black currants. Layered and complex, the 2020 finishes with lovely sweet notes as well as that typical cabernet tannin keeping the wine taut.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, January 2022.


Additional information
Harvest date: March 12, 2020 Hand selected
Grower: Brash Higgins-Estate grown on Omensetter
Geology: Pirramimma Sandstone over limestone
Planted: 1997 double cordon
Viticulture: Organic Certified
Fermenter type: Open
Cap management: Hand plunged two times daily
Days on skins: 13
Time in oak: 20 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 20% new, 40% 1-3 year, 40% older
Bottling date: Oct 21, 2021
Filtration: Coarse
Closure: Stelvin +
100% Cabernet from Omensetter Vineyard
pH 3.8, TA 6.67 g/l, Alc 14.8%

210 cases

Price: $42 per bottle

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