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    Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
    Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most consistently outstanding quality, exceptional value wines from Barossa Valley... Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»

    Mike Press Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia
    Adelaide Hills grow the finest Sauvignon Blanc in the world, a good viticulturalist need only find a way to capture and retain the effusiveness of fruit to achieve a great wine. Mike Press is one of the most accomplished winemakers in the land, he established his own vines at Kenton Valley in 1998, still managing each planting to ensure a limited yield of superior fruit. An articulate expression of Sauvignon Blanc, powerfully structured for a white wine, offering a clean palate brimming with crisp, aromatic fruit flavours, virile greenery and garden herb.
    Available by the dozen
    Case of 12
    $155.00
    Very light straw hue. Snap peas and lemongrass, ripe tropical notes of lychee and nashis, kiwi and thyme. A solid palate of green vegetable flavours, herbaceousness and snow pea, supported by wet tropical fruit flavours, bananas and pandan, over a length of juicy citrus acidity, all resolving on a cleansing, crysal clear, mouthwateringly dry finish.
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