The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Hunter’s MiruMiru celebrates 20 years

Hunter’s Marlborough is celebrating the 20th vintage of their trademark sparkling wine, Hunter’s MiruMiru.

While Hunter’s has been crafting quality Méthode Traditionnelle for more than 30 years now, Hunter’s MiruMiru was first released to market in 1997.

MiruMiru, which means ‘bubbles’ in Māori, seemed to capture the hearts of wine drinkers from the start, says Hunter’s Marlborough managing director Jane Hunter CZNM OBE. The 1995 vintage became the first sparkling wine to win the prestigious James Rogers Memorial Trophy at the UK’s International Wine Challenge.

“From the beginning, MiruMiru did exceedingly well, receiving glowing reviews from the international wine community and winning a huge number of awards,” says Hunter.

“This year is all about acknowledging that success and reflecting on the people who have helped craft that legacy over the past 20 years.”

Hunter’s MiruMiru is crafted in the traditional method of sparkling wine production – or Méthode Traditionnelle – with a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grown in Marlborough.

All three wines in the range are bottle-fermented, with the Non-Vintage aged on lees for 18-24 months, and the Reserve and Rosé NV left sur lie for three and-a-half years.

Hunter’s Wines are available across New Zealand.