Leveret IQ Methode nv


One of our Fav Cuvee's to date, Full of investment without you having to shed too many dollars. For those of you who like their bubbly a bit yeasty.

"A limited edition, special release sparkling wine made from the classic Methode Traditionnelle varieties of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The grapes for this wine are mainly sourced from our Hawkes Bay vineyards located in the upper river terraces of the Ngaruroro River. Traditional methods of sparkling winemaking are used, firstly through a primary fermentation with a neutral yeast strain, followed by a complete malo-lactic fermentation. The base wines are then blended after 12 months maturation on lees prior to filtration and tirage ready for fermentation in the bottle. Following bottle fermentation the wines are left for at least 18 months on the fermentation lees that has produced a wine of great complexity exhibiting nutty, yeasty aromas complemented by subtle fruit flavours. The palate is full and round with exceptional length." winery notes

"This vivacious Hawke's Bay sparkling is a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, disgorged after a minimum of 18 months on its yeast lees. The non-vintage wine I tasted in mid-2019 is bright, light yellow and invitingly scented, with fresh, lively grapefruit and peach flavours, biscuity, yeasty characters adding complexity, and a crisp, finely balanced finish." 4 Stars Michael Cooper, 2020 Edition (NV)