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2019 Brash Higgins R/SM Riesling Semillon

McLaren Vale, SA

Blistering release of this unique McLaren Vale white wine.

$39.00

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About
Fantastic.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The ‘R/SM’ is Brash Higgins' single vineyard “field blend” of two of the most underrated white varieties in the country, Riesling and Semillon.

The two varieties are dry grown side by side on a tiny vineyard in the foothills of McLaren Vale. Both varieties are picked on the same day, basket pressed and co-fermented in old French barriques. These two varieties strike a remarkable balance and harmony.

It's a "Very savoury, salty white of complexity and interest."according to Mike Bennie and without a doubt, one of the best releases of this wine to date.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

A ‘field blend’ is an ensemble of different grapes from one vineyard block that are picked on the same day and fermented together, making a unique wine of place or a ‘vin de terroir’. Our version is from a sandy, elevated site along the far eastern foothills of the Blewitt Springs sub-region in McLaren Vale. Here one acre of Riesling (70%) and Semillon (30%), planted in 1975 by a German farmer, grow cheek by jowl. Picked on the same day, these unusual bedmates spend a couple days on skins together before being basket pressed then co-fermented wild in trusty French barriques. This bright white wine has all the emerald exuberance of Riesling cut with the lemony flesh of Semillon. Great summer drinking, and a riot with oysters, we are proud that this wine tastes like a true coastal white; its origins a mere 20 km from the Gulf of St. Vincent.

Blend : Riesling (65%), Semillon (35%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Wild ferments at Brash Higgins HQ
Wild ferments at Brash Higgins HQ
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Love that sea spray scent. Takes me near the beach. Citrus, green apple, dill. That’s the whiffs. Palate is supple, spreads nicely then finds good cut and thrust of appley acidity followed by excellent, salted nut and minerally things. Yes thanks. Very savoury, salty white of complexity and interest. Fantastic." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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