Hunter’s is a small owned estates, situated in the Wairau River Valley, Marlborough. Jane Hunter OBE is a highly trained viticulturist and together with the talents of her winemaker (and nephew) James MacDonald, Hunter’s wines has achieved an enviable reputation for producing some of the world’s finest Sauvignon Blancs.
All the vineyards at Hunter’s are certified sustainable, ensuring the methods being used are the safest possible for the environment, protecting the people that work and live within and around the vineyard and ultimately anyone who enjoys the wine.
The area produces grapes with a very complex and developed flavour, with intense varietal flavour – a hallmark of the Wairau River Valley. With over 80 gold medals awarded in competitions, both nationally and internationally, the Hunter’s range is of exceptional calibre.
James MacDonald is meticulous in his winemaking approach, creating a unique style based on the intense and very pure fruit characteristics typical of the region’s wines. Hunter’s create quality wines that never cease to inspire.
Grapes for this wine were grown on hillside vineyards in the Southern Valleys, an area famed for producing some of the regions finest Pinot Noirs. Once harvested, the wine was left on skins for a maximum of 24 days before being pressed and aged in French oak for 10 months.
The resulting wine has good colour intensity with ripe plum and berries on the nose. The palate shows persistent rich cherry and plum flavours combined with mild spice characters. The wine is ready to drink now but will reward cellaring for up to 10 years.
Try with spiced duck breast, stir fried green beans & cherry glaze, boeuf bourguignon, rabbit, turkey or a mushroom & walnut wellington