HUNTER’S NON VINTAGE MIRUMIRU™
The name MiruMiru™ translates to “bubbles” in Maori.
Pinot Noir 33%
Pinot Meunier 9%
Total Acidity: 7.5 g/l
Residual Sugar: 6.8 g/l
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.
There was cool weather during the flowering/fruit set period of December resulting in lower yields than normal because of the bunch weights. There were very good ripening months in February and March which allowed the lower crops to reach their optimum sugar levels with good strong flavour profiles.
The grapes were 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 was treated 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
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2010 - GOLD
Wrest Point Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2009 - GOLD
International Wine & Spirit Competition, UK, 2009 – BEST IN CLASS, Silver
2010 International Wine Challenge - Silver
TiZwine.com 3 Courses Tasting: Sparkling, Pinot Noir and Dessert Wines – 4 ½ stars
Wine Orbit, Senior Wine Judge Sam Kim, Nov 2009 – 4 ½ stars
Winestate Magazine Marlborough Regional Tasting 2010 – 4 stars
Winestate Magazine Marlborough Regional Tasting 2009 – 4 stars
TiZwine.com New Release Tasting, November 2009 – 4 stars
Liquorland International Wine Competition 2010 - Bronze
Decanter World Wine Awards Vinexpo 2010 – Bronze
International Chardonnay Challenge 2010 - Bronze