Mission Estate Sauvignon Blanc (PET) 2016

This is surplus stock from last years Mission Concert - hen e the  incredible price for this excellent wine.

This wine very much reflects the 2016 vintage, where night time temperatures were warmer than in normal years. The flavours are riper on the whole with an added bonus of an extra sense of minerality. The colour is pale. The bouquet has intense white currant, floral, herbal and passion fruit aromas. In the mouth the wine has good weight and texture with fine acidity. The finish is juicy with good weight, leading to a dry persistent clean finish.

This is a PET (plastic) Bottle made exclusively for the Mission Concerts, so perfect for picnics and events.

Viticulture
Mission’s Blind River vineyard possesses a special aspect with gentle slopes and soils comprising sandy loams, with a proportion of clay particles that overlay a gravel subsoil. They are soils that are naturally free draining and give good vine health but restricted vigour due to these stony sub soils. The blocks are planted over a series of elevations. The lower blocks are on flat land and the soils heavier and crop loads higher. As the elevation gets higher there is more slope and the soils poorer, the vines less vigorous producing lighter crops that produce wine with fantastic minerality. This wine produced off bottom, middle and top blocks, had low crop loads averaging around 10 - 11 tonnes per hectare. The fruit had developed intense flavours at harvest, on dates between 6th and 10th of April at 21Brix on average.

Winemaking
Fruit was crushed with minimal skin contact. Only free-run juice and light pressings were used in the final blend. The Sauvignon Blanc wine was fermented in at cool temperatures in stainless steel. Yeast strains specifically developed for Sauvignon Blanc were used to conduct the fermentation.

  • Screwcap
  • P.E.T Bottle
  • Alcohol 12.7 %
  • Acidity 7.5 g/l
  • Residual Sugar 5.8 g /l



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