The Munamuna Sauvignon Blanc innovative winemaking has created a ripe, fragrant and elegantly lifted on the nose showing peach, feijoa, lime zest and a hint of musky notes. The palate is succulent and nicely weighted with excellent mid palate intensity, leading to a lingering juicy finish. The wine offers plenty of attractive Sauvignon Blanc flavours.
Widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading winemakers, Alan McCorkindale has thirty-two years of winemaking experience, creating wines from New Zealand’s cool climate South Island wine regions. Alan has winemaking experience in Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace, the Rheingau, the Hunter Valley and Tasmania.
Alan is also actively involved in his consultancy business offering mentoring, wine production and wine marketing advice to New Zealand and international producers. Alan has a long list of trophy successes in the Air New Zealand Wine Awards and the International Wine Challenge in London.
Through innovative winemaking, this 2016 MunaMuna Sauvignon Blanc is a lively, intense example of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with flavours of gooseberry, passionfruit and citrus, with a crisp acid finish.
Munamuna, meaning ‘to be secret’ or ‘covert’ in New Zealand’s native Maori tongue, is fitting for their wines. Munamuna feel anything worth having is worth protecting, and were they to reveal the location of the vineyards sourced for Munamuna, competition would force their prices significantly higher.
High security fencing in the heart of some of Marlborough’s greatest vineyards has spurred rumours for years, but rumours are rarely true. The last person who new of their source tried to on-sell this information to their competitors and was last seen on a small fishing boat talking on a satellite phone in one of the local inlets.
What they can tell you is the fruit used in their wine is from the Marlborough region or they couldn’t put it on the label. Please enjoy, but don’t tell anyone.