Brash Higgins 2020 ‘CINS’ Cinsault

CINS_foil

 

 

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 7 months. 2020 in the Vale is considered a warm vintage with low yields, resulting in balanced wines with finesse and deep flavours. This is the fourth vintage of CINS made at the Brash Higgins winery.

‘Brilliant 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, 23 October 2020.

 

Additional information
Harvest date: March 23, 2020
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: 14
Time in oak: 9 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 100% 8 year old
Bottling date Oct 19, 2020
Filtration: Coarse Regimesh
Closure: Stelvin +
pH 3.56, TA 4.5 g/l, Alc 14.6%

180 dozen

Price: $37 per bottle