Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Merlot Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Merlot
Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Merlot

Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Merlot 2016

New Zealand

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.

£13.50 each

OFFER  £11.95 each
when you buy 2 or more

Product Code NZ0110N16
Vintage 2016
Bottle Size 75cl
Country New Zealand
Region Hawkes Bay
Alc. (% Vol) 13.5%
Colour Red
Type Red Wine
Closure Type Cork
Style Red - Full & round

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.

Hawkes Bay

Situated around the Coastal town of Napier, Hawke’s Bay was more or less the birthplace of New Zealand wine when French Marist missionaries started to plant vines in the mid-19th century. In fact, Mission Estate – producers of our flagship New Zealand wines – is the country’s oldest winery. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and similar Bordeaux style blends prospered particularly well in this region after serious cultivation of wines began in the 1970s. The favourable Hawkes Bay climate and complexities in the soils make for the ripest grapes – the famous Gimblett Gravels shingle proving optimum. Try a Syrah or Riesling from the region to experience a more modern expression of the region’s offerings.

When will I receive my order?
Alcohol orders placed before 2pm Monday - Friday will be despatched on the same day.
Alcohol orders placed from 2pm Friday and over the weekend will be despatched on Monday.
Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days to arrive.
No deliveries are made on Bank Holidays or the day following a Bank Holiday.

How old must I be to place an order?
Orders for alcohol can only be made and recieved by those over 18 years of age.

Can I return my order to a Next store?
No, alcohol orders are not returnable to stores, for more information on returns please phone 0333 777 8050.

Can I choose a delivery date?
No, this is not possible with alcohol orders.

Can I add a gift message?
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Can I get delivery outside of the UK mainland?
No, unfortunately we cannot deliver alcohol outside of the UK.

What happens if my order arrives damaged?
No need to worry - if part or all of your order is damaged in transit, please phone 0333 777 8050.