Brash Higgins 2023 ‘NYMPH’ Rose
Our seventh vintage of NYMPH is an off-dry, coppery blend of Mataro and Carignan from vines on the neighbouring Lennon Vineyard. Hand picked during a busy period in the winery, during an even busier, and fruitful 2023 vintage. All the fruit was pressed together whole cluster slowly back at HQ overnight, then fermented wild in a stainless tank for vibrancy. A texturally complex style of wine made with sweetness from Brash Higgins; one that’s well suited chilled for poolside consumption.
The painting on the 2023 Nymph label is called “Coasting” by Sydney based artist Martine Emdur. Her engrossing, luminous, underwater work can be found all over, but she is based in Bondi Beach, Sydney.
‘Touch misty, opalescent copper in appearance. The wine is exudes red apple, nectarine, hibiscus-tea, cinnamon apple and balsamic aromatics. Fresh notes of wild honey and refreshing sweet and sour Braeburn apples flow onto the palate with texture; a snappy sweet/sour finish pulls the wine together on the close. Made to be in contrast to a dry Provence style rose, perhaps better suited with charcuterie and grilled fish.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, September 15, 2023.
Harvest date: March 12, 2023
Grower: Lennon Vineyard
Geology: Red-loam clay over limestone
Blend: 50% Mataro, 50% Carignan
Whole Cluster Basket Pressed
Fermenter types: Wild co-ferment in Stainless VC
Racked once, then once more before bottling
Bottling date: September 29, 2023
Closure: Stelvin +
pH 3.38, TA 7.2 g/l, alc 12.5%
Price: $30 per bottle