Munamuna Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Available by the dozen
Munamuna believe that anything worth having deserves protection. Were McCorkindale to reveal the secret location of his vineyards, the ensuing rush to acquire any limited quantities of fruit would force prices higher and put the exquisite wines of Munamuna out of reach for many. High security fencing in the heart of Marlborough, around the region's most splendid vineyards has spurred rumours for years, but rumours are rarely true. One unscrupulous operator who knew about the sites and tried to exploit the location was last seen on a small fishing boat talking on a satellite phone in one of the local inlets. What Munamuna can safely tell you is that their Sauvignon Blanc is from the finest vineyards in Marlborough.
Widely regarded as one of New Zealand's leading winemakers, Alan McCorkindale has over three decades experience at crafting some of the South Island's most memorable vintages. McCorkindale's efforts have claimed many trophy and gold at prestigious competitions including twice International White Wine of Year at the distinguished London International Wine Challenge. Munamuna means secret, in reference to the closely guarded location of the precious vineyards in Marlborough whence McCorkindale sources his prized Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
Light yellow straw colour. Intensely aromatic, Munamuna bursts with characters of gooseberry and passionfruit followed by hints of hawthorn and citrus. The palate is vibrant, dry, with racy acid and typical intense fruitiness. Innovative winemaking has created a lively, intense wine, culminating in a crisp acid finish. Serve chilled with seafood, fresh steamed vegetables, or enjoy on its own as a delicious and satisfying aperitif.