Brash Higgins

Chicagoan Brad Hickey's travels as a sommelier led him, via New York, Europe and South Africa, to Chris Ringland's Rockford for a three-month stint in 07 where he was particularly taken by Basket Press Shiraz. He was then introduced to Nicole Thorpe and her Omensetter Vineyard (McLaren Vale) planted to shiraz and cabernet in 1997 and Brash Higgins was formed. Sicilian red variety nero d'Avola (clone Matura 1 grafted to own rootstock shiraz) makes up the final hectare of the vineyard. The first harvest of nero d'Avola was in 2011. Each harvest, the juice from the grapes is matured on its skins and seeds to express as much of the vineyard as possible. The young wine stays like this for seven months in 200 litre clay amphoras hand created for the winery by Adelaide master potter, John Bennett, from local clay soils very similar to Omensetter. Small, 300-case annual production.

  • Brash Higgins Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Brash Higgins Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Campbell Mattinson 94 points!"It's a tannic beast. And so ripe that it borders on portiness. And yet it has a refined " almost elegant " purity to it, with muscles of tannin that give the wine a sinewy feel. Violets, blackberries, cloves and blackcurrant...

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  • Brash Higgins Grenache Mataro 2011

    [SOLD-OUT] Brash Higgins Grenache Mataro 2011

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Campbell Mattinson 91 points!"Green herbs and cracked peppercorn wafts upfront, but the pretty red fruits of grenache and earthy, savoury, darker fruits of mataro do leave an obvious calling card. The palate is slender and fresh, almost linear, but...

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  • Brash Higgins Shiraz 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Brash Higgins Shiraz 2009

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Campbell Mattinson 93+ points!"The wine is a picture perfect rendition of McLaren Vale shiraz. It's spotlessly clean, impeccably structured, is loaded with sweet plum/choc fruit and and is liberally but seductively laced with creamy, toasty oak. Clove...

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