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Brash Higgins CBSV Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Brash Higgins CBSV Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Tasting Notes

The fruit for the 2016 CBSV was hand selected at the Omensetter Vineyard. We love the aromatics of this wine and the delicious fruit. Perfumed nose; floral, sweet mint, blueberries and cassis, with spicy notes of crushed caraway seeds, Earl Grey tea, and Dutch liquorice. On the palate the wine is smooth and rich with the sweet earthiness of roasted root vegetables, the acidity of rhubarb and the dark lusciousness of black currants. The wine is layered, finishing dry with typical Cabernet tannin. ‚– Brad Hickey, Vinitor, November 2017.

An increased focus on the environment and an awareness of sustainable agriculture have given rise to a huge increase in organic viticulture. This is an exciting area of growth in the world of wine, and if done right, one that leads to better wines, healthier vines and soils, and less stress on the earth.

But what makes a wine organic?

Organic wine refers to a method of farming, rather than winemaking. It all starts in the vineyard, where vignerons and viticulturalists no longer use synthetic or systemic pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers. Instead they opt for organic compounds such as copper and sulfur, which can help reduce he pressure of disease and pests. This results in much better vine and soil health, with no unwanted chemicals leeching into local rivers and waterways through run-off.

Organic farming is not to be confused with Biodynamic farming which, although similar, is a different approach and requires many more specific practices. These practices such as specific soil preparations, and lunar-cycle harvesting are not necessary to achieve an organic system.

It is important to note that organic wines can still have sulphur dioxide added to them. Sulphur is an organic compound, and therefore winemakers are free to add it to their wines, and still achieve organic certification. Winemakers will often add sulphur to help stabilise the wine and protect it from oxygen come bottling time. The wine will still be completely organic, assuming the proper farming practices have been adhered to.

Product Type Wine Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot & Friends
Volume 750ml
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub Region McLaren Vale
Winemaking Practices Minimal Intervention
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic