Brash Higgins 2021 ‘MOON-YAY’ Pinot Meunier-Zero Sulphur

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Our first foray into the Adelaide Hills and it’s a wild one.  Picked early to capture the grapes tremendous acidity and aged sur lie “on lees“ in tank and in bottle to build texture. Wild fermented and Zero sulphur added to keep it fresh and bottled unfiltered to build complexity. The wine is still, not a pet nat, and since it has no sulphur added it should be stored below 15C. It’s a gnarly little number, buckle up, this is one for the natty wine sector. Buyer beware!
“Glowing peach in appearance. The wine is dry yet exudes wild berry, hibiscus-tea, maraschino cherry and ginger aromatics. Out of the gate, it delivers high refreshment with sweet and sour wild strawberry, orange zest and rose petals followed by a zingy, crisp finish w pucker. A gentle, bread note on the tail end from the time on lees adds interest. Drink now and very chilled. This is the definition of a Summer quaffer. Perfect after a long run or with fried chicken and summery fare.” Brad Hickey, Vinitor, January 29, 2021

 

Additional Information:

Variety: 100% Pinot Meunier

Viticulture: Sustainable

Vineyard: Oakbank, Adelaide Hills

Grower: Peter Salu, Peacock Corner

Fermenter type: Stainless Steel 

Bottling date: December, 2021

Closure: Crown Seal

pH 3.2, TA 7.2 g/l, alc 12%

68 dozen

Price: $25 per bottle

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