Hawkes Bay

Mission Estate Fete Cuvee


Mission Estate Fete Cuvee

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: sparkling wine
Appellation:Hawkes Bay (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)
Winery: Mission Estate
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Mission Estate is the maker of this Mission Estate Fete Cuvee (£17.50), a sparkling wine from the region of Hawkes Bay produced with pinot gris and chardonnay grapes. Drinks&Co users rate this sparkling wine with 4 out of 5 points.

Description of Mission Estate Fete Cuvee

Mission Estate Fete Cuvee (Chardonnay and Pinot Gris)

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.

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Reviews of Mission Estate Fete Cuvee


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4 /5

A hand harvested cuvée crafted to celebrate Mission Estate's 160 years of winemaking and pioneering heritage. Named Fête (to honour the winery's French roots) this soft and light sparkling wine is made in the Champagne method giving it delicious creamy characteristics, delicate pear aromas and a fine, persistant mousse.
Unlike Champagne this wine is made from predominantly Pinot Gris grapes with a little Chardonnay fruit thrown in. These grapes were hand harvested from the Mission Estate Taradale vineyard, and pressed very gently in the traditional manner. In the mouth the wine sings across the palate showing a persistent and fresh moreish finish.
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4 /5

Mission Estate Fete Cuvee Nv New Zealand Hawkes Bay Sparkling 75Cl; The wine has a softness and lightness with creamy characteristics. There is a delicate pear aroma with an almond and biscuit nuance. The mousse is fine and very persistent the reward of focused dedicated viticulture and winemaking. In the mouth the wine sings across the palate showing a persistent and fresh moreish finish.
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