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2015 Highfield Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Highfield Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

91 Points Richard Caro
2015 Highfield Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
91 Points Richard Caro

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Amazing quality from slightly under-the-radar Highfield, this Sauvignon is massively over-invested for the tiny $25 RRP (and you pay $22 here). Richly aromatic and slightly tropical but with beautiful poise, freshness and length. Lees aging and a little barrel work give this wine effortless body and texture. Serious Sav for silly money - this wine is rare in retail so try it.

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$21.99 a bottle

Overview

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

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 an impressive wine. The 2014 vintage (4*), handled without oak, was given extensive lees-aging. Bright, light lemon/green, it is medium to full-bodied, with good intensity of vibrant melon and green-capsicum flavours, fresh acidity and a dry (2.8 grams/litre of residual sugar), lingering finish.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2019

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with FISH
with PORK

Taste

1

Delivery & Returns

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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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