Brash Higgins 2020 ‘SHZ’ Shiraz-Organic

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Made from 21 year old shiraz vines grown at the Organic Brash Higgins estate Omensetter Vineyard. 2020 in the Vale was a very warm year with very low yields. Low rainfall during Winter set the scene for a tricky year ahead. Our proximity to the Gulf of St Vincent helped moderate the warm days and keep the grapes balanced and healthy. Vinted from hand selected fruit, the 2020 SHZ was comprised of 20% whole bunch fruit, and sent to open one ton fermenters for 3 weeks. Wild yeast did their job and then it all was gently basket pressed and sent to a mix of new and older French hogsheads for 20 months.

‘The nose of the Brash SHZ is brooding with black plums, chorizo, blood orange zest, spicy paprika, nutmeg and liquorice. There’s a sweet earthy note that is typical of Omensetter Vineyard’s red clay. The palate is generous, well-balanced and vibrant, the tannins integrated, and the finish long with complex, interweaving berry and spice notes.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, 10 July 2022.

 

Additional information
Harvest date: February 28, 2020
Grower: Brash Higgins’ Estate grown on Omensetter Vnyd
Geology: Red clay loam over limestone
Planted: 1997 double cordon
Viticulture: Organic
Fermenter type: Open
Cap management: Hand plunged two times daily
Days on skins: 21
Whole bunch: 25%
Time in oak: 20 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 15% new, 55% 2-4 year, 30% older
Bottling date October 10, 2021
Filtration: Coarse Regimesh
Closure: Stelvin +
100% Shiraz from Omensetter Vineyard
pH 3.75, TA 6.71 g/l, Alc 14.8%

280 Dozen

Price: $42 per bottle