Hunter’s MiruMiru Reserve 2010
MiruMiru is a stylish, mature style of admirable complexity and genuine flavour intensity. Bready notes and a hint of sulphide add complexity and dimension, introducing a palate that’s flavoursome, yet fresh and light, with good acid balance and grapefruity length. Try it with warm cheese gougères.
Top Wine Profile
Hunter’s MiruMiru has been a consistent favourite of Cuisine sparkling wine panels for many years. It has a longer history in the marketplace than most others too, first being made in the 1980s. Quality has been the prime mover ever since, never more so than under the present winemaking team of James Macdonald and Inus van der Westhuizen. “With the Reserve wine we try to emulate the vintage Champagne style,” says James. ”Even to the extent of using pinot meunier in the blend, a rarity in Marlborough.” The Hunter’s winemakers give credit to Australian consultant Dr. Tony Jordan for much of the rigorous attention to detail that underlines the quality of their sparkling wine. Jordan was instrumental in the successful establishment of Champagne house Moët et Chandon’s outpost in Victoria’s Yarra Valley in the 1980s.