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2016 Brash Higgins GR/M Grenache Mataro

Region:McLaren Vale , SA

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Brash Higgins

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“My favourite vintage of this wine to date.” - Brad Hickey


Organic
Biodynamic

RRP $37.00

$37.00

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About

Brash Higgins is the label of winemaking ‘yank’ Brad Hickey. In his former life, Hickey was one of America’s top sommeliers, working for many years crafting some of New York’s finest wine lists.

He came to Australia and fell in love with McLaren Vale and local vigneron Nicole Thorpe, with whom he now produces highly characterful, minimalist wines from their much loved Omensetter vineyard.

Hickey’s wines are gaining high praise from writers, trade and clued up collectors, and are well worth getting to know.

‘GR/M’ is a blend of Grenache and Mourvedre, with the latter adding structure and depth to the Grenache that Hickey believes can be a little sweet on its own. The grapes are biodynamically grown and co-fermented in open-topped fermenters, resulting in a particularly harmonious and balanced blend.

What It Tastes Like

Hits the nail square on, does this. It takes flight with the sweet raspberried goodness of Grenache from great year. The Mataro brings some gravelly base-notes but it stays firmly in the red fruit spectrum. Red ribbon licorice, spice and orange peel. Finishes with a flurry of spices and cleansing acidity. Super release from Brad & Nicole.

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Brash Higgins owner/winemaker Brad Hickey