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2013 Highfield Marlborough Chardonnay

2013 Highfield Marlborough Chardonnay

Air New Zealand Wine Awards - Pure Bronze
4 Stars Michael Cooper
2013 Highfield Marlborough Chardonnay
4 Stars Michael Cooper

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Creamy and classy, this Highfield is made with rigorous fruit selection and classical methods - a dream scenario for the price. An integrated and seamless style built around gentle stonefruit and citrus with mineral and oak notes, this is a Chardonnay delight drinking at the perfect age.

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Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

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.

4 Stars Michael Cooper

Typically a classy wine. The 2013 vintage (4*), barrel-fermented and lees-aged for 11 months, is youthful and mouthfilling, with strong, citrusy, peachy flavours, slightly mealy, buttery and toasty, in a complex style, worth cellaring.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2014- 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with POULTRY

Taste

3

Awards

Air New Zealand Wine Awards - Pure Bronze
Air New Zealand Wine Awards - Pure Bronze

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