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.
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.