Brash Higgins 2020 ‘GR/M’ Grenache/Mataro Biodynamic

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Two parcels of Grenache and Mataro from a Biodynamically farmed site at Yangarra Estate in the distinctive sandy soils of Blewitt Springs along the upper ridges of the eastern flank of McLaren Vale nearing the Adelaide Hills. The fruit was hand-picked on the same day, destemmed at the winery and co-fermented using wild yeast in an open fermenter for 2 weeks. The 2020 vintage was a warm one, but low yielding, and overall excellent quality. Yangarra’s vineyard sits in the cooler Upper Sands part of Blewitt Springs. 15 months in trusty French puncheons further forged the fine red berry tones of Grenache (70%) with the savoury spice of Mataro (30%). 

‘Pretty nose, floral and sweet fruited. Notes of tar, orange peel and spice from the Mataro co-mingles nicely with the lively, bright red fruited Grenache. Medium bodied with dusty tannins and great acid, focus and drive, the 19 GR/M strikes a nice counterbalance between the openly fruity nature of Grenache and the darker, more brooding nature of Mataro.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, August 2, 2021.

 

Additional information
Harvest date: March 13, 2020
Handpicked
Vineyards: Upper Blewitt Springs Sand
1.5 tons Grenache
0.5 tons Mataro
Grower: Yangarra Estate, Blewitt Springs
Viticulture: Biodynamic Certified
Fermenter type: Open, wild yeast, co-ferment
Cap management: Hand plunged once to twice daily
Days on skins: 17
Time in oak: 15 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 100% 6 year 500L Puncheons
Bottling date: August 20, 2021
Closure: Stelvin +
pH 3.72, TA 5.5 g/L, alc 14.9%

190 cases

Price: $39 per bottle, $234 per 6 bottle case