HIGHFIELD - Pinot Noir 2001New Zealand Red Wine
Highfield Estate has triumphed at the 2005 Sydney International Wine Competition "Best Pinot Noir of Competition".
The grapes for this wine were hand-picked from low yielding vineyards then de-stemmed and fermented in open-top tanks. Maturation in French oak barriques for eleven months has nicely married the warm berry flavours with fine tannins making a generous and well structured wine.
Colour: Clear bright garnet and ruby tones. Aroma: Blackberry and cherry with a fresh earthy character. Palate: Generous, filling texture with fine tannins and persistent fruit.
Fermentation: Whole berry in open top tanks and hand plunged with a maturation of 11 months maturation in French Oak barriques.
An enjoyable match with New Zealand spring lamb and also a good red wine to serve with grilled fish, particularly salmon.
Awards - Gold Royal Hobart Wine Show 2003, Bronze Medal Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003, 4 Star Winestate March 2004, Blue Gold & Top 100 Sydney International Wine Competition 2005, Gold Medal WinPac Competition Hong Kong 2005 Trophy, Champion Pinot Noir Sydney International Competition 2005.