Brash Higgins - SHZ Shiraz 2018
Region: McLaren Vale
Made from 21 year old shiraz vines grown at the Organic Brash Higgins estate Omensetter Vineyard. 2018 in the Vale was a solid year, even after a very damaging hailstorm in November reduced the yield by 20%. The result of this hail haircut resulted in even more fruit intensity from the surviving grapes. Vinted from hand selected fruit, 20% whole bunch, and sent to open one ton fermenters for 3 weeks. Wild yeast ferment, then gently basket pressed and sent to a mix of new and older French hogsheads for 20 months.