Established by Irishman, the late Ernie Hunter in 1979, Hunter’s is one of New Zealand’s best-known wineries and a recognised pioneer of the Marlborough wine industry. Led by the ‘First Lady’ of New Zealand wine, Jane Hunter, CNZM, OBE, Hunter’s have a reputation for consistently producing the highest quality wines year after year.
Through Jane’s determination, the talent of Chief Winemaker, James Macdonald and the dedication of General Manager Peter Macdonald; Hunter’s classically styled, elegant wines continue to accumulate awards and credibility around the globe. Hunter’s produce a comprehensive range of wines including bottle fermented sparkling wine MiruMiru (Maori for Bubbles), from their Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand accredited winery and vineyards.
Pretty citrus notes dominate the nose of this wine. The palate is soft but focused with a dry finish.
This wine is very approachable now due to the warm 2019 growing season however it will reward cellaring for the next 10 – 15 years.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from two vineyards located in the Rapaura area of Marlborough,
famed for its alluvial soils. The grapes were machine harvested and gently pressed with only the free
run portion being used in the wine. The juice underwent fermentation in stainless steel tanks before
being blended and bottled.
BRONZE – Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020
WineNZ Magazine, December, 2019, 4 Stars “Scented, medium-bodied wine, with strong, fresh lemon/lime flavours, dryish, poised and lingering. Grown at Rapaura, it’s still very youthful and well worth cellaring to 2022+. ”
WineNZ Magazine, October 2019, Recommended “Nice, fresh, crispy, appley, zesty, clean, nice jazzy, fresh acids. Quite linear and abit phenolic grippy, but clean. Lifted, smoker’s lollies, spice, a soft, dry textured wine. Faintest golden hue, lemon and grapefruit, with a touch of clover honey, good intensity on nose. Dry with bright acidity, has good palette weight and surprising fullness. Love the lime flavours.”