Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Brash Higgins Grenache Mataro 2011

A recent trip to Spring Brisbane saw me dive into this great wine along with a slow braised lamb shoulder. The food was smashing and brilliant value!

I loved the aromatics on the nose thanks to the 70% Grenache, and this was finished off with the masculine power and length from the 30% Mataro.
The fruit was co-fermented and spent eight months in three year old French oak.

All facets of the wine ooze the "boutique winery" charm - hand picked, small quantity (117 cases), wild yeast fermented and bottled unfiltered. Oh my!

A nose of juicy red fruits and a smidge of chocolate. Plenty of earthy characters too, all of which flow onto a full and rich palate rounded off with superb length. Gentle spice and warmth really made me sit up and salute! A perfect match for the meal.

Drop this on your list as a must have!

Distributed directly through Brad on his website. Do yourself a favour also and check out his NDV Nero d'Avola 2011 - a treat for your nasal cavity!

Who: Brash Higgins http://www.brashhiggins.com/
What: Grenache Mataro (14.5% abv)
Where: McLaren Vale
When: 2011
How: $37

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