Brash Higgins 2022 ‘CINS’ Cinsault




Made from a block of Cinsault vines which we grafted to a former Semillon patch at neighbouring Lennon Vineyard in 2013. Vinted from hand selected fruit and placed in an open 2 ton fermenter for 2 weeks. Wild yeast did their job and then it all was gently basket pressed and sent to veteran French hogsheads for 7 months. 2022 in the Vale is considered an ideal vintage with healthy yields and a long even season, resulting in balanced wines with finesse, brightness and deep flavours. This is the sixth vintage of CINSAULT made at the Brash Higgins winery.

‘Ruby in hue, the nose is black cherry starburst with notes of blood orange zest, ginger, nutmeg and white pepper. The palate is medium bodied, deep cherry/red fruit notes, well-balanced and vibrant and the finish is clean and refreshing; laden with interweaving cherry, ginger and white pepper notes.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, 23 July 2023.


Additional information
Harvest date: March 20, 2022
Hand selected
Grower: Michael Lennon
Geology: Red clay loam over limestone
Planted: Grafted 2014 single cordon
Viticulture: Sustainable
Fermenter type: Open
Cap management: Hand plunged two times daily
Days on skins: 20% Whole bunch, 21 days
Time in oak: 10 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 100% 8 year old
Bottling date Jan 21, 2023
Filtration: Coarse Regimesh
Closure: Stelvin +
pH 3.56, TA 6.3 g/l, Alc 13.9%

250 dozen

Price: $35 per bottle