Black Bird Sauvignon Blanc, 2018
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.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||13.0%|
|Style||White - Clean & Crisp|
|Grape Type(s)||Sauvignon Blanc|
Mission Estate Winery
The story begins with a group of French Missionaries who sailed to New Zealand in 1838 with little more than their faith and a few vines. Mission Estate was established by these Missionaries in Hawke's Bay in 1851, where vines were planted to produce both sacramental and table wine, and New Zealand's first winery was born. The first record of a commercial sale dates back to 1870 when a parcel of mostly dry reds was sold.
Mission has never lost sight of its French heritage, as over the years Brothers of the Order have travelled to France to study and learn viticulture and winemaking skills. Our current winemaker Paul Mooney has been at Mission for over 30 years, and was originally trained by the Fathers.
At 'La Grande Maison' of Mission Estate there is still one row of Muscat grapes that have been grafted over the years from the very original stock bought to Hawke's Bay by the Marist Fathers.
To experience what 160 years of winemaking tastes like, view and purchase from our extensive range of Mission Estate wines.
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