NV MiruMiru™ Non-Vintage
Our MiruMiru™ Non-Vintage has really developed into a brand of it's own in the 20 years since we started making it.
The grapes are picked at optimum fruit ripeness to obtain delicate fruit flavours and particular attention was placed on a good acid/sugar balance of the fruit.
The wine istreated by traditional methods, i.e. no sulphur was added so subtle oxidation occurred (the reverse of methods used for treating our table wines) yet one can still pick out the strong Marlborough fruit characters.
The fruit is then gently pressed with low litres per tonne extraction. The resultant juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks before undergoing full malolactic fermentation. The Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier parcels are kept separate, blending just before tirage. This Non-Vintage Méthode Traditionelle spends 12-18 months on lees.
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.
Harvest Date: February/March
Alcohol: 12-12.5% 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
Pinot Noir 46%,
Pinot Meunier 4%
SILVER – Champagne Sparkling Wine World Championships, October 2021
GOLD – The Marlborough Wine Show, October 2021
BRONZE – Aotearoa Regional Wine Show, October 2021
5 STARS – The Wine Writer, Angie Atkinson, October 2021
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, I challenge you to find a better combination! This wine is next level lovely. Delicious aromas of fresh apple, lemon, chamomile, and light autolytic notes. The tiny bubbles are divine, bringing the flavours of white stone fruit, red berries, apple and dusty minerals to life and leaving a delicious toasted brioche finish.
94 POINTS – The Real Review, Bob Campbell MS, October 2021
A blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Very champagne-like with an emphasis on yeast lees character rather than fruit. Appealing baguette crust and brioche characters take centre-stage with apple and citrus characters in the background.
93 POINTS – Cameron Douglas, October 2021
Made using all three traditional varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, bottle fermented and aged on lees for 18 months – delivers aromas and flavours of brioche and raw cashew nut, sweet lemon and white fleshed stone fruits and a note of water cracker. Delicious on the palate with a core of fruit and salivating acidity, a coarse silk texture, fine lees and raw nut flavours mingle with citrus and stone fruit. Balanced, well made, dry and ready. Best drinking from today and through 2028+.
4.5 STARS – Michael Cooper, October 2021
MiruMiru means ‘Bubbles’. This Marlborough wine is disgorged after a minimum of 18 months on its yeast lees (earlier than its Reserve stablemate), has a lower Pinot Noir content and a crisper finish. The non-vintage wine I tasted recently is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (mostly), with a splash of Pinot Meunier. Pale straw, it is attractively scented, with vigorous, citrusy, yeasty flavours, showing very good intensity and complexity, and a dryish (7.4 grams/litre of residual sugar), crisp finish. Good value.
BRONZE – New World Wine Awards, October 2021
4.5 STARS - Winestate Magazine, September 2021
Attractively scented, this vigorous Marlborough sparkling is a blend of chardonnay (50%), pinot noir (46%) and pinot meunier (4%), disgorged after 18 months on its yeast lees. Pale straw, it has strong, citrusy, yeasty, slightly biscuity flavours, showing good complexity, and a dryish, appetisingly crisp finish.
GOLD - Best Value Wine Awards - China Wine and Spirits Awards 2021
BRONZE - International Wine Show, May 2021
A lovely youthful giving wine with a generous fizz and bucketful of flavour.
BRONZE - 2020 Royal Easter Wine Show, February 2021
91 Points - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Candice Chow, Febraury 2021
Bright, light straw-yellow, consistent fine beads, even colour throughout. The nose is fresh, nuances of raspberries, melded with lemon sherbet, sweet biscuit and creamy lees. Medium-bodied, flavours are growing with intensity, aromas of peach, lemon sherbet intermixed raspberries, tea biscuit and buttery bakings. The palate is fresh and dry, but not austere; a hint of creaminess glide on a chalky fine-textured mouthfeel. This is a tasty Methode Traditionnelle with freshness and subtleties, match with seafood and white meat over the next 3 years.
4.5 Stars - Winestate Magazine, December 2020
This vivacious Marlborough bubbly is a blend of chardonnay (50%), pinot noir (46%) and pinot meunier (4%), disgorged after 18 months on it's lees. Pale straw, it has strong citrusy, biscuity, yeasty flavours, showing very good complexity, and a crisp, lingering finish. Fine value.
92 Points – Dirceu Vianna Junior MW, Decanter Dec 2020 “Youthful, vibrant and zesty, pleasant texture and a refreshing finish. Harmonious, complex, beautifully made.”
Gold - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2020
95 Points - Cameron Douglas MS - November 2020 - "Complex, toasty and fragrant with aromas of oaty bread & buttered brioche, red apple, citrus & peach. Bold explosive mousse with a coarse silk texture, high acidity and flavours that mirror the nose. A lovely expression and ready to enjoy from today and through 2025+."
BRONZE - New World Wine Awards 2020, August 2020
92 POINTS - Decanter - August 2020
The name MiruMiru NV means bubbles in the Maori language. This wine displays a youthful pale lemon colour including small and persistent bubbles. It's aromas suggest delicate citrus fruits, cashew nuts, hay, yellow plums, peach and fresh dough. Subtle autoylic character imparted by 18 months on the lees. On the palate it is youthful, vibrant and zesty, with a pleasant texture followed by resfreshing finish. Harmonious, complex and beautifully made.
BRONZE - Sommelier Wine Awards, June 2020
SILVER - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020, Febraury 2020
91 Points - James Suckling - "Bright and fresh stone fruit and light, pink berry notes, set in a crisp, fresh palate that has a smooth, berry sorbet finish. A blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier."
SILVER - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2019
BLUE-GOLD - Sydney International Wine Competition 2018
GOLD – Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2018