Trophy for Best New Zealand NV Brut – Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017
Gold Medal – Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal – Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2018
50% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir & 4% Pinot Meunier
Hunters have a long and proud history of producing Methode Traditionelle in Marlborough. Firstly under the Chandon label and then establishing the Miru Miru label over 20 years ago with the first release in 1997. Since then, the wines (There's also a Rose and Vintage Reserve in the range) have been won an amazing number of awards and received international recognition. Demand far exceeds supply and it always sells out in between bottlings.
4 Stars & Best Buy Cuisine Sparkling Tasting, October 2020 (NV)
"MiruMiru means ‘bubbles’ in Maori and it’s aptly named, as in the glass the bead is vibrant, persistent and welcoming. White peach and citrus lime-pith floral aromatics are seductive on the nose and follow through to the palate balanced with an elegant softness and creamy mouthfilling suppleness. Just lovely."
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper, 2020 Edition (NV)
"''Miru Miru' means 'Bubbles'. This Marlborough wine is disgorged after a minimum of 18 months on its yeast lees (earlier than its Reserve stablemate, below), has a lower Pinot Noir content and a crisper finish. The very lively, non-vintage wine I tasted in mid-2019 is a blend of Chardonnay (50 per cent), Pinot Noir (46 per cent) and Pinot Meunier (4 per cent). Pale lemon/green, it has rich, peachy, slightly citrusy and appley flavours, toasty notes adding complexity, and a crisp, dryish finish. Good value."
94/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, October 2018 (NV)
"Fresh and delicately bready sparkler with a tantalisingly soft texture. Dry, but not austere, and with a subtle lingering finish. An attractive fizz with subtlety and style."
5 Stars Yvonne Lorkin, September 2017 (NV)
"From the first sniff and sip, you’ll completely understand why this is one of the most highly awarded sparkling wines in the country and a much-loved favourite of mine. Generous and lush, with rising dough and smoky aromatics, stonefruit and citrus wash across the palate leaving a rich creamy, textural finish. It’s fresh, stylish and soothing to sip, in fact it’ll leave your tongue feeling like it’s been at the spa."
Top Drop Under $30, Joelle Thomson, August 2017 (NV)
"Hunter’s Wines is one of Marlborough’s first wineries and is the region’s second winery ever to produce bubblies made using the traditional technique used in Champagne – the so called traditional method of creating bubbles in the bottle during a second fermentation. This results in greater density of bubbles and massively more complex, yeasty flavours than most sparkling wines made in sealed tanks where the CO2 from fermentation dissolves into the wine. MiruMiru NV is super fresh in flavour with intense yeasty aromas and fresh bakery flavours in every complex sip. Its bubbles are fine and lingering, just like champagne, only a hell of a lot more affordable."