Brash Higgins Cins 2020

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Made from a block of Cinsault vines which we grafted to a former Semillon patch at neighbouring Lennon Vineyard in 2013. Vinted from hand selected fruit and placed in an open 2 ton fermenter for 2 weeks. Wild yeast did their job and then it all was gently basket pressed and sent to veteran French hogsheads for 9 months. 2019 in the Vale is considered a warm vintage with lower yields, resulting in balanced wines with finesse and deep flavours. 

Translucent ruby in hue, the nose is cherry starburst with notes of blood orange zest, ginger, nutmeg and white pepper. The palate is medium bodied, well-balanced and vibrant, the tannins integrated, and the finish is refreshing; laden with interweaving cherry, ginger and white pepper notes.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor