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Brash Higgins ZBO Zibibbo 2017 (Orange)

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The 2014 Zibibo is floral, fruity, spicy, rather dry (and that's a good thing) and infused with flavours of rose petal and exotic fruits. Very drinkable and a great match with pan fried fish or spicy mexican food.

Zibibbo is an ancient, aromatic white grape from the Muscat family grown in the warmth of the Mediterranean and South Australia. Chosen for its potential to develop length and complexity from longer skin contact, the wine is dry yet exudes tantalising aromas of lemon verbena, honeyed apricots, tangerines and cinnamon apples. - Brad Hickey, Vinitor, December 11, 2013.

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Brash Higgins 2013 'ZBO' Zibibbo-Amphora The BH 'ZBO' was one of the surprises of 2013. Grower, friend and viticulturist, Ashley Ratcliff, planted the seed about perhaps using some of his 70-year-old bush vine zibibbo from his Ricca Terra Farms in the sunny Riverland. Making a white in amphora, it was vital to use grapes that showed promise to create intrigue with longer skin contact, and this fragrant member of the Muscat family definitely fit the bill. A 12-hour trip from HQ in the Vale in early March to collect one and a half tons of handpicked grapes in the town of Barmera set the tone for the wild adventure to come. After collecting the fruit and swerving down the M20 in an exhilarating white knuckle drive, I arrived back at base at night and quickly destemmed the golf ball sized, bronze fruit into waiting amphorae. A wild ferment ensued, and as the grapes broke down, I hand plunged the caps twice daily until the skins sank 16 days later. The skins, seeds and juice remained covered in situ for five months. We siphoned the 'free run' off and combined it with the pressings for a further four months ageing in four-year-old French barriques, racked only before bottling. No fining or filtration was used, 20ppm of free SO2 was added at bottling.

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Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMinimal Intervention
Vineyard PracticesOrganic/Biodynamic
Product typeWine White Other Varietal/Blends
RegionSouth Australia

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