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%
95 Points - Cameron Douglas MW - 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+."
SILVER - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 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
Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships:
GOLD - 2020
New Zealand National Champion - 2019
GOLD - 2019
Best In Class - Best New Zealand Brut Non-Vintage - 2019
Best In Class - Best Value New Zealand Sparkling Wine - 2019
GOLD - 2018
GOLD - 2017
Best In Class - Best New Zealand Non-Vintage Brut - 2017
GOLD - 2015
BEST IN CLASS - BEST VALUE NEW ZEALAND SPARKLING WINE - 2015
GOLD - New Zealand International Wine Show 2017
WineState Magazine, September 2019
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
"This is very lively, full–flavoured, bottle fermented Marlborough bubbly. A blend of Chardonnay (50%), Pinot Noir (46%) and Pinot Meunier (4%). Pale lemon/green, it has rich, peachy, slightly citrusy and appley flavours, toasty notes adding complexity, and a crisp, dryish finish. Good value."
92 Points – Dirceu Vianna Junior MW, Decanter Dec 2020 “Youthful, vibrant and zesty, pleasant texture and a refreshing finish. Harmonious, complex, beautifully made.”