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2008 Highfield Rose Vintage Brut

2008 Highfield Rose Vintage Brut

91 Points Richard Caro
2008 Highfield Rose Vintage Brut
91 Points Richard Caro

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A beautiful Rose bubbles with great bottle age - a special offering from boutique producers Highfield. Fresh but rounded and silky with toasty, savoury strawberry notes floating in a fine mouse. This is gorgeous stuff from a house that puts immense focus and resources into their production of Methode Traditionelle - which always overdelivers on the modest price.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

The name Highfield originates from the Walsh family, who hailed from Ireland. They purchased their 365-acre Marlborough farm in 1935 and named it Highfield after an area near Galway Bay in their homeland. On Highfield farm the Walsh family grew crops, grazed stock and bred horses, eventually handing over the reins to their son Bill and his wife Barbara. Bill was of an entrepreneurial nature, always ready to consider a new venture, and in the mid ‘70’s when he heard that a major New Zealand wine company was considering planting grapes in Marlborough he decided to try his hand. Bill’s first planting was 2 ½ acres of Muller Thurgau, a medium sweet German grape variety that produced wine meant for drinking young. Before long Highfield’s plantings increased. Quite by accident, Bill and another local grape grower discovered some “rogue” grapes amongst the Muller Thurgau vines in the vineyard. Unsure as to just exactly what these infiltrators were, they took cuttings. The plants that subsequently grew proved to be none other than Sauvignon Blanc. The quality of the wine produced from these grapes encouraged the Walsh family to make and market wine under their own label. In 1990 the long-awaited opening of the Highfield winery took place and things took off.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Sparkling

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with FISH
with SALMON

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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