Brash Higgins - 2017 SHZ

2017 SHZ

McLaren Vale, SA

"Blood plum in hue, the nose of the Brash 17 SHZ is brooding with black plums, chorizo, blood orange zest, spicy paprika, nutmeg and liquorice. There’s a sweet earthy note that is typical of Omensetter Vineyard’s red clay. The palate is generous, well-balanced and smooth, the tannins integrated, and the finish long with complex, interweaving berry and spice notes

Made from 19 year old shiraz vines grown at the BH estate Omensetter Vineyard. Vinted from hand selected fruit, 25% whole bunch, and sent to open one ton fermenters for 3 weeks. Wild yeast did their job and then it all was basket pressed and sent to a mix of 1-8 year old French hogsheads for 15 months. 2017 in the Vale is cooler year, particularly a bit of rain in December, we’ve seen resulting in softer wines with lower alcohol, but good spice. This the fourth vintage the SHZ was made entirely at the BH winery and the first under full Organic certification." – Brad Hickey, winemaker