A whip crack of chenin so righteously done. Far out – this one got me right between the eyes.
About The Wine
Brash Higgins _(AKA Brad Hickey)_ is at it again, dropping conventions and vowels all over the place.
He loves to make wines that challenge peoples perceptions, and if there is one white variety out there with a bad wrap, it might be Aussie Chenin Blanc. This is not your run of the mill Chenin. It is fermented in old oak after a few days on skins, then left to its own devices for 9 months before seeing a bottle. Hickey is trying to wring every ounce of character out of this fruit, and he's done a damn fine job.
Funked up and (as is standard issue for all the Brash wines) a little left of centre, this will charm the pants off a curious drinker.
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.