About The Wine
When friend and local grower Michael Lennon approached Brad and Nicole to see what he should plant on his McLaren Vale vineyard, they suggested some of the Rhone varieties less seen in the Vale.
Mataro, Carignan and Cinsault were grafted onto Semillon roots on the Lennon vineyard in 2013, in 2017 they got their first field blend of the three.
McLaren Vale may be Australia's premiere Grenache growing region and the quality of the regional Shiraz is well known, it's no surprise that these other three Rhone reds have excelled in the hands of Brad and Nicole.
It's light, fresh, spicy and ridiculously smashable. The perfect way to get to know the colourful and exciting 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.