Brash Higgins 2021 ‘SHZ’ Shiraz Estate-Organic


Made from 25 year old shiraz vines grown at the Organic Brash Higgins’ estate Omensetter Vineyard. 2021 in the Vale was an epic year with pristine growing conditions. 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 2021 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.

‘Jet black hue. The nose of the Brash SHZ is brooding with black plums, chorizo, blood orange zest, spicy paprika, nutmeg and liquorice. There’s an earthy note that is typical of Omensetter Vineyard’s red clay. The palate is generous, savoury, and vibrant, the tannins rustic, and finishes with dark berry and spice notes.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, 9 July 2023.

2021 SHZ Shiraz Estate- “An address that does its very best to knock any obvious sweet fruit from its wines. A trait that I appreciate. Here, achieved with a synthesis of reduction, an attenuated natural ferment and a good douse of whole-bunch spice, with a wee dab of rusticity. Fine tannins, a gritty carapace lathered with spice, to boot. From organically grown grapes.” 93 pts, Ned Goodwin, MW,


Additional information
Harvest date: March 12, 2021
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 January 10, 2023
Filtration: Coarse Regimesh
Closure: Stelvin +
100% Shiraz from Omensetter Vineyard
pH 3.7, TA 6.1 g/l, Alc 14.8%

280 Dozen

Price: $45 per bottle