Brash’s MCC is a blend of 50% Mataro (all whole bunch), 30% Cinsault (all whole bunch), 20% Carignan (whole berry). It spends 20 days on skins before maturation in 100% old French hogsheads, (2-8 years in age). From the nearby Lennon vineyard, the 3 varieties were only planted in 2013. All fruit hand picked on the same day and co-fermented.
Brash Higgins, MCC, Mataro, Cinsault, Carignan, McLaren Vale, 2017
Slightly, soupy appearance. The nose a pretty inviting thing: that of wet roses, pepper, bitumen, blue plums, red currant and a bittersweet chocolate pineapple lumps character. Grounded, with plenty of peppery spice and red fruits over a chewy tannin profile. The finish has a waxy coating effect before a sharp tang of acidity gives a final upward inflection. Carries a taut rusticity and able to match all manner of foods.
Wine sample courtesy of Brash Higgins