Mission Estate

Mission Estate

There can be few places associated with the development of New Zealand wine that has such unique historical significance as Mission Estate Winery. Established in 1851, Mission Estate is New Zealand's oldest winemaker. Over 150 years of experience and passion have culminated in the current collection of Mission Estate, Vineyard Selection, Reserve and Jewelstone award winning wines. Grapes are sourced predominantly from Hawke's Bay, with modern viticulture and winemaking techniques practiced to ensure the long-standing reputation for quality is maintained.

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  1. Black Bird Sauvignon Blanc
    Rating:
    90% of 100

    An exciting Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Bursting with gooseberry, passion fruit, and grapefruit aromas, this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has a crisp mouthfeel with a fine texture. A full-flavoured example of the Sauvignon grape, the intense fruit on the mid palate leads into a delightfully refreshing finish. This terrific Sauvignon Blanc is produced by Mission Estate which is New Zealand's oldest winery.

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  2. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Cabernet Sauvignon
    Like the award winning Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Syrah and Gimblett Gravels Syrah, 2014 was a very good red wine vintage. This was due to the early spring and warm, dry summer that produced great quality grapes with more berry fruit flavours than usual. 

    Medium to full-bodied with good fruit intensity and freshness.This Cabernet is drinking well now however it has the ability to age for some years. Learn More

  3. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Chardonnay
    Rating:
    80% of 100

    Elegant and well structured, the front of the palate is full with soft mouth feel and fine flavours. They are reminiscent of citrus, such as grapefruit, with vanilla undertones from the oak. The finish is clean silky and lingers well. Established in 1851 by the French Marist religious order, Mission Estate Winery is New Zealands oldest winemaker.

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  4. Mission Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
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    100% of 100

    Crisp, fruity and dry with a ripe bouquet of tropical fruit, citrus, passion-fruit and gooseberry. Established in 1851 by the French Marist religious order, Mission Estate Winery is New Zealand's oldest winemaker.

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  5. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris
    Rating:
    100% of 100

    The wine displays primary fruit characters typical with Pinot Gris, reminiscent of pear and apple. It has citrus overtones that typify white wines from the Church Road parcel. The palate is soft and approachable with an appealing fresh acidity that makes this wine ideal for current consumption. It shows good intensity and richness with a full round mouth feel. The palate will gain intensity and length on the finish with one to two years bottle maturation.

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  6. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Merlot
    This is a rich, Hawkes Bay Merlot with a cherry hue. The bouquet is reminiscent of sandlewood and fine herbs with excellent oak and fruit integration. The palate has rich intensity with a fine silky tannin finish. Established in 1851 by the French Marist religious order, Mission Estate Winery is New Zealands oldest winemaker. Learn More
  7. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Syrah
    A Hawkes Bay Syrah with vibrant spicy berry notes and a rich fruity mid palate.

    The Gimblett Gravels fruit has contributed to the warm spicy character. It has a peppery aroma with cherries and raspberries leading to a slightly chocolatey palate, with good fruit and balanced acidity. Partially barrel aged creating a long soft palate with classic pepper flavours on the finish.

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  8. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Riesling

    This Mission Estate single-vineyard Riesling is bright and clean reflecting the gentle handling of the grapes. The nose has an intense lime and floral aroma. The palate is very fresh and long with a soft fruit finish.

    Overall the flavours are intense, reminiscent of lime and other citrus characters, with the sweetness balancing the acidity.

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  9. Mission Estate VS Sauvignon Blanc

    This single vineyard wine was grown on Mission's Cable Station vineyard in Marlborough's Awatere Valley. The wine shows concentrated passion fruit and grapefruit aromas. The palate is full with good intensity and a superb long finish.

    "Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and gently full with aromas of passionfruit and gooseberries entwined harmoniously with notes of cut grass and nettles." Raymond Chan

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  10. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    This Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep vibrant colour and a nose that has complex aromas of cassis, coffee and tobacco. The palate is medium to full-bodied with nice acidity and a fine structure. The tannins are ripe and the flavours mature. This is a classic ripe Cabernet that has good palate complexity. It is a wine with great structure that is well balanced with good fruit weight; having the potential to age gracefully for five to ten years. Learn More
  11. Mission Estate Gimblett Gravels Reserve Syrah
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    100% of 100

    The wine has a black pepper nose and also shows small fruit aromas such as dark berries with spicy undertones. The palate is medium-bodied with fine soft tannins. The wine has good finesse in aroma and structure from the careful oak maturation in French oak.

    Gold Medal Winner - International Wine Challenge (2014 vintage)

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  12. Mission Estate Gimblett Gravels Reserve Merlot

    This Hawke’s Bay Gimblett Gravels Reserve Merlot is deliciously rich and complex. The nose is typical Merlot with subtle and unobtrusive oak while the front palate is intense with very good tannins. A harmonious wine showing balance and softness that only comes from top quality fruit. You can tell that the winemakers are passionate about their work!

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