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MiruMiru™ Non-Vintage

The fruit was gently pressed with low litres per tonne extraction. The resultant juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks before undergoing full malolactic fermentation. The Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier parcels were kept separate, blending just before tirage.

The nose exhibits light yeasty characters with peach and citrus aromas. An elegant palate showing a blend of peach/citrus chardonnay components followed by the light berry fruits of the pinot noir. The mouth filling mousse completes the palate that is full and persistent.

Technical notes

Harvest Date: February/March
Alcohol: 12.5% Vol.
Total Acidity: 6.5 – 7.0 g/l
Residual Sugar: 5.0 - 5.5 g/l
Bottled: February one year after harvest
Fruit Source: 100% Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand


BEST IN CLASS - BEST NEW ZEALAND NON-VINTAGE BRUT - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017
GOLD - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017
GOLD - New Zealand International Wine Show 2017
RECOMMENDED - Emma Jenkins MW, The Australian Women’s Weekly (NZ Edition), Jun 2017
“Good sparkling is a very useful thing to have on hand in a cellar and Miru Miru (Maori for "bubbles") is a very useful sparkling: vibrantly fresh but with a satisfying richness.”
RECOMMENDED - John Saker,, 16 Sept 2017
“Thank God for wineries that aren't content for a good thing to remain a good thing, but do everything they can for it to become a better thing.
The latest release Hunters Mirumiru NV, which I've tasted on a couple occasions recently, is the best iteration yet of this consistently fine Marlborough methode traditionelle sparkling wine.
The Mirumiru NV is a blend of all three champagne varieties: chardonnay (which dominates), pinot noir and pinot meunier. Fresh croissant scents, yellow flower flavours, elegant mousse and remarkable persistence are all part of a sophisticated package. And at $29 a bottle, I'd also rate it one of the top value methodes in the country.”
GOLD - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017
CHAMPION SPARKLING WINE – New World Wine Awards 2015
BEST IN CLASS - BEST VALUE NEW ZEALAND SPARKLING WINE – Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2015
GOLD – New World Wine Awards 2015
GOLD – Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2015
5 STARS – Yvone Lorkin, Listener, 10 December 2014
“The delicate aromas of rising dough, shortcrust pastry and lemon and almond biscuits make this practically unputdownable. The bead is pinprick fine, the mouthfeel pillowy-soft and the finish has a faint caramel and citrus note.”
GOLD – Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2015
90 POINTS – Matt Walls,, 11 February 2015
Clean, fresh, floral aromas. Balanced and harmonious with good line and balance. Citrussy style with a lovely texture and fizz. A good middle-weight example, could be Champagne but the ripeness of the fruit flavours suggests a slightly warmer climate.
Top 100 – Bob Campbell, Taste Magazine, March/April 2015
“A blend of the three Champagne varieties: chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. The wine shows a delightful freshness with an ethereal texture and flavours suggesting citrus/grapefruit, brioche and hazelnut.”
4 STARS - Winestate, March/April 2015
“Fresh and aromatic, with an attractive lightness and vivacity. Crisp, citrusy, appley, yeasty flavours, showing good tightness, delicacy and complexity.”
4 STARS - Michael Cooper, Listener, 7 August 2014
“Miru miru” means bubbles. Showing good maturity, this pale-straw wine has rich, peachy, slightly toasty flavours and is lively and generous.”
SILVER - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015
PURE SILVER - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014
SILVER - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014
SILVER - Easter Show Wine Awards 2014
SILVER - The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2014
SILVER - New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
No. 2 Overall - Steven Spurrier, Traditional Method Sparkling Wine Brazil Tasting 2014
REVIEW - Peter Saunders, Independent Wine Writer
“Very much alive and crisply fruited sparkling, tingling with life and energy. A great pick-me-up after work, lazy day or an aperitif, the life and zing of this wine give it enormous credentials. My sample tastes pretty dry yet balanced with a hint of sweetness in traditional form.”
PURE SILVER - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014
BRONZE - Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014
BRONZE - International Wine Challenge 2014
BRONZE - Marlborough Wine Show 2014
86/100 - Wine Spectator Magazine, Oct 2014
3 STARS - Cuisine Magazine, Dec/Jan 2014, Issue 167

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