Mission Estate Vineyard Selection Merlot 2018

From award-winning pedigree comes a Gimblett Gravels Merlot matured in French oak barrels. It's fine, rich and complex with balance and softness. Over-delivering on all accounts!

Merlot that packs a punch. Grapes were picked from around the Hawkes Bay before being brought together for pressing, fermentation and ageing. There was a combination of stainless steel and French oak used which have resulted in a complex and balanced wine, with easy tannins and great fruit flavour. Try it with slow cooked beef cheeks, or spaghetti and meatballs in a rich tomato sauce. Drink now.

18/20, Diana Hawkins, Certified Sommelier & MSc "A subtle mix of red and black fruit on the nose perfumed with lavender and thyme. Plush on the palate with fine tannins and flavours of Black Doris plum, red currant, and ripe cherries."

2016 – Silver, Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2018

2015 – Trophy, Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017

2015 – Gold, Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017

2013 – Gold, 6 Nations Wine Challenge 2014

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Mission Estate is one of the founding members of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) and is committed to sustainability through environmental management and sustainability programs. Over the past ten years, advanced science and technology has been introduced to reduce Mission Estate's emissions, resulting in a winery that consumes the energy equivalent of just 32 average New Zealand households* and has the carbon footprint of four average New Zealanders**.

*Average NZ household = 8,000 KWh
**Average Carbon Footprint per capita = 8 Tonne

13.5% abv.

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