Brash Higgins - ‘NDV’ Nero d'Avola
Brash Higgins 2016 ‘NDV’ Nero d’Avola - Amphora
“Translucent ruby in colour, with hints of lavender, nori, vermouth and stem ginger. Orange peel also present, reminiscent of an Old Fashioned cocktail, angostura bitters and all. A pomegranate, bright cherry mid-palate balanced by a refreshing sweet and sour red cherry acidity. This is a softer style, with loads of complexity, and almost hits the palate like a Red Burgundy. The wine finishes with fine grained, chain link tannins as well as some savouriness. Very pretty.
Grafted to the BH estate Omensetter Vineyard in 2009, this seventh vintage of the drought tolerant Sicilian varietal Nero d’Avola was picked at 13 Baume in 2016 to maintain vibrancy. The transparency of the Nero d’Avola grape was preserved by using gentle, ancient techniques and naturally occurring wild yeasts. Same as the first five vintages, the grapes were destemmed then fermented and aged on skins for six months in locally made 200L bees-wax lined clay amphoras.
Made in McLaren Vale, South Australia.
750ml Bottle Size