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.

For more information visit www.missionestate.co.nz

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  1. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016
    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

  2. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Chardonnay, 2017
    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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  3. Mission Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2017
    Rating:
    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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  4. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris, 2018
    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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  5. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Merlot, 2016
    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
  6. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Syrah, 2017
    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.

    Gold Medal Winner - International Wine Challenge (2014 vintage) Learn More

  7. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Riesling, 2015

    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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  8. Mission Estate VS Sauvignon Blanc, 2017

    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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  9. Mission Estate Gimblett Gravels Reserve Syrah, 2016
    Rating:
    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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  10. Mission Estate VS Pinot Noir, 2016

    Mission's Estate has chosen their very best grapes grown in the Awatere Valley for their Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir. They were selected from a portion of the vineyard that was carefully managed with fruit thinning to encourage optimal ripeness and flavour development.

    It shows good concentration of bright red cherry, forest floor and wild berry aromas, more fruit on the palate with a soft, rich mouthfeel. The wine has a fine structure and really fantastic fruit intensity, supple mouthfeel and a great finish. Drinking really well now but with potential to age well over the next 5-10 years.

    "Garnet-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rime with some bricking. The nose is soft and ethereally full with a broad array of aromatic red berry fruits along with restrained notes of savoury dried herbs, elements of earth and red floral nuances." Raymond Chan

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