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Brash Higgins CHN Chenin Blanc 2021

A beautiful Chenin with a pucker kicker!
Chenin Blanc
  • $68.00
  • $78.00

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Citrus Fruit, Herbaceous, and Mineral, Toasted and Sweet Spice

BODY: Medium
DRYNESS:
Very Dry
ACIDITY:
Medium +
TANNIN:
Light
ALCOHOL (%):
Pronounced (12-14%)

Origin: South Australia (Barossa, Claire & Eden Valley, McLaren Vale & More), Australia

Grape Varietals:

Chenin Blanc

Winemaking:
Organic and Minimal Intervention
Direct Press and Wild yeast

Maturation: 7-12 Months Oak Barrels

Awards:

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING
Shellfish & oil based pasta

ASIAN FOOD PAIRING
Hokkien Mee, Tom Yum Soup

Description

Brash Higgins CHN Chenin Blanc 2021

The CHN 2021 label is a detail from an oil on linen painting by the gifted Sydney artist, Alesandro Ljubicic, called “Try To Be A Rainbow To Someone’s Cloud” @alesandroljubicic

Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Chenin Blanc. Willamba Hill is a relatively steep, south facing 33 year old vineyard in the Blewitt Springs sub region of McLaren Vale. Overlaid with the deep white beach sands distinctive to Blewitt Springs, we attempt to capture some of the salinity and marine fossil notes from the sandy, coastal soils, thus transporting you to the oceanside with each whiff and taste. Blewitt Springs geology begins 50 million years ago at the mouth of what is now Maslin Beach (Australia’s first unclad beach) and runs some 30km Eastward up to the foothills of the Adelaide Hills

Taste Profile: A pale straw in hue, the wine is heady with Chenin perfume of honey, straw, celery, real lemonade and water chestnut. Soft entry with trim acidity, the wine tightens as it flows across the tongue revealing a lick of saline and oyster shell. Good natural acidity with a delicate chalky, lemon pucker and notes of liquorice on the finish that pull you back for another look

Winemaking Process: The grapes are fermented wild in neutral French barriques for 12 months to help accentuate this maritime effect and to build texture