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2017 Brash Higgins GR/M Grenache Mataro

McLaren Vale, SA

Beautifully balanced, flavour-packed Grenache blend from a McLaren Vale winemaking cult hero!

$39.00

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Medium bodied with dusty tannins, the GR/M strikes a nice counterbalance between the openly fruity nature of Grenache and the darker, more brooding nature of Mataro.

Brad Hickey

About The Wine

'GR/M' is a blend of Grenache and Mourvedre, with the latter adding structure and depth to the Grenache that Brad 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.

It's the fresher side of McLaren Vale Grenache blends, though with the typical punch that comes with all of 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.

Rainbows over the Omensetter vineyard
Rainbows over the Omensetter vineyard
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Two parcels of Grenache and Mataro from a Biodynamically farmed site at Yangarra Estate in the distinctive sandy soils of Blewitt Springs were hand-picked on the same day and co-fermented using wild yeast in an open fermenter for 2 weeks. The 18 vintage was warm, thus this is warm, soulful drop. Ten months in trusty French puncheons further forged the fine red berry tones of Grenache (70%) with the savoury spice of Mataro (30%). This is the second time we used whole bunches in the Mataro, and the wine shows wonderful grip and an engaging spicy edge because of it.

Blend : Grenache (70%), Mataro (30%)
ABV : 14.90%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Reds fermenting in clay amphora
Reds fermenting in clay amphora
Brash Higgins HQ, McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Pretty nose, floral and sweet fruited. Notes of feijoa, orange peel and spice from the Mataro co-mingles nicely with the lively, bright red fruited Grenache. Medium bodied with dusty tannins, the GR/M strikes a nice counterbalance between the openly fruity nature of Grenache and the darker, more brooding nature of Mataro." - Brad Hickey (Brash Higgins owner/winemaker)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

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FaQs
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Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

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