An Evening of Sparkling Wine in Wellington
Updated: Feb 16, 2020
- an excerpt from Hunter's Wines Autumn newsletter
Hunter’s Winemaker Inus van der Westhuizen attended An Evening of Sparkling Wine at Wellington’s Logan Brown Restaurant during the summer.
Hosted by Méthode Marlborough, the five-course degustation dinner was put on to celebrate Marlborough’s méthode traditionelle wines, with two paired to each course. Hunter’s MiruMiru™ Reserve 2013 was paired with the fifth course, a strawberry panna cotta, ginger brioche, cream wafer and Billy Scott Strawberries.
Hunter’s have been involved with Méthode Marlborough since it began in 2013. The organisation aims to educate consumers on how Marlborough’s sparkling wines, made using traditional methods, differ from other sparkling styles.
“It was the easiest decision we could have made based on the fact that we wanted to be involved with likeminded people with an aim to communicate the quality and heritage of Marlborough’s traditional method sparkling wine,” Inus says. “Hunter’s focus is quality, not quantity and by producing sparkling wine in the traditional method we believe this is showcasing the true potential of what sparkling wine should be.”
Inus added, "Sparkling wine made in the traditional method, via a second fermentation in the bottle followed by an intricate riddling and disgorging process, produces the finest and most persistent bead. It also achieves great complexity."
The sell-out dinner was the latest of many hosted by Méthode Marlborough as part of their endeavour to educate the public about the quality of Marlborough’s sparkling wines.
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