Brash Higgins 2021 ‘NYMPH’ Rose
Our fifth vintage of NYMPH is a cool, coppery blend of Cinsault and Carignan from young vines on the neighbouring Lennon Vineyard. Hand picked during a busy period in the winery, during an even busier, and fruitful 2021 vintage. All the fruit was pressed together whole cluster slowly back at HQ overnight, then fermented wild in a stainless tank for vibrancy. A spry, yet complex style of wine from Brash Higgins; one that’s well suited chilled for poolside drinking.
The painting on the 2021 Nymph label is called “Yellow Bbikini” by Sydney based artist Martine Emdur. Her engrossing, luminous, underwater work can be found at Gallery Twenty Twenty Six in Bondi Beach, Sydney.
‘Touch misty, opalescent salmon in appearance. The wine is dry yet exudes nectarine, hybrid-tea rose, cinnamon apple and watermelon aromatics. Fresh notes of cut ginger, dried cherries and watermelon flow onto the palate with texture; a savoury, snappy sweet/sour peach finish pulls the wine together on the close; finishes with an enticing praline, shortbread snap.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, August 15, 2021.
Harvest date: March 17, 2021
Grower: Lennon Vineyard
Geology: Red-loam clay over limestone
Blend: 50% Cinsault, 50% Carignan
Whole Cluster Basket Pressed
Fermenter types: Wild co-ferment in Stainless VC
Racked once, then once more before bottling
Bottling date: August 17, 2021
Closure: Stelvin +
pH 3.39, TA 5.65 g/l, alc 11.5%
Price: $37 per bottle