With the festive season upon us this is a great time of the year to reconnect, recharge and spend some quality time with family and friends. Mission Estate would love to share the best of Marlborough with you this summer by bringing you the best food and wine from the region.
The story of Mission Estate extends beyond Hawke’s Bay with some of the finest wine coming from Missions very own Cable Station Road vineyard in the heart of Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. The coastal location of this beautiful vineyard sees it enjoy the influence of cool Pacific Ocean breezes, resulting in longer growing season and wines with unique varietal character and intense flavour.
Make the most of the sunshine this summer over a glass of Mission Estate’s 2017 Pinot Gris. The grapes are grown for longer than usual, resulting in wine with unique character and intense flavours. This wine has complex pear and tropical fruit aromas and its medium dry style makes it an ideal accompaniment to fish, white meats and light summer salads.
The Sauvignon Blanc reflects the 2017 vintage, where the summer was a little cooler. The flavours are consequently very intense, with hints of fresh grapefruit, floral, herbal and passionfruit aromas. Its great paired with a cheese platter shared with family and friends.
A hot summer always brings out the best and that can be said for the Pinot Noir. Its bright colour and sweet floral bouquet of red cherries, strawberries and spicy aromas combine to create a light red wine, which is great paired with a light meal.
The bountiful land and surrounding mountains of Marlborough provide a constant source of seasonal produce and artisan delights, including honey, oils, cheeses and nuts. These make for a great addition to platters and salads, to be enjoyed while you share the best of Marlborough this summer.