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2016 Brash Higgins MATO Mataro

McLaren Vale, SA

A delicious new addition to the Brash Higgins stable.

$39.00

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About
The purity and focus of this wine is something else we’re quite proud of.

Brad Hickey, vintner

About The Wine

This is the first release of a straight Mataro from Brad and Nicole at Brash Higgins in McLaren Vale.

The fruit was lovingly grown by one of Brad's neighbours, Michael Lennon, then picked by hand and fermented at Brash Higgins HQ. Brad has a great way with Rhone varieties, managing to draw out the more raw and savoury elements of Mataro by picking relatively early and using a high amount of whole bunch.

This is a rustic, spicy style of red with a bit of grunt and attitude. A great new addition to the Brash Higgins range.

About Brash Higgins

Brash Higgins is the label of winemaking American-turned-honorary-Aussie, 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 extremely expressive. They fall in two camps - the wines sourced from Omensetter vineyard and those sourced from friends around the Vale and the warm, dry Riverlands.

If you want 'classic' McLaren Vale, or if you want the true avant-garde, it's all available in the Brash Higgins range.

Brad Hickey AKA Brash Higgins
Brad Hickey AKA Brash Higgins
McLaren Vale, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"This wine is a little wild, with lovely tannins, and gorgeous aromas tar, forest berries, black peppercorn and other dry spices. We held it back for a year to develop these characteristics and let the tannins loosen up just a hair. The purity and focus of this wine is something else we’re quite proud of." - Brad Hickey, vintner

Additional Info

From The Producer

Our first straight Mataro from the neighbouring “Lennon Vineyard”.

We’ve planted a small playground of vines on this 3 acre block; one-third being to Mataro, the other two-thirds to Cinsault and Carignan. We picked the Mataro before it became too ripe, placed it in an open fermenter with plenty of whole bunches intact. 

Blend : Mataro (100%)
ABV : 13.7%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : Screw cap
Production : 150 dozen

NDV fermenting at Brash Higgins
NDV fermenting at Brash Higgins
McLaren Vale, SA
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