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IQ7 Methode Traditionnelle

IQ – Improving Quietly. A special release Methode Traditionnelle made from  Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes grown in the Hawke’s Bay.

Lees aging in bottle for a minimum of 7 years has produced a wine of great complexity. Aromas of wheatmeal, sourdough, roasted nuts and marzipan. The palate is rich and full with great length and fine effervescence.

tinz 4.5stars

“Toasty, leesy and fruity with aromas of apple and lemon, some strawberry and peach. A brioche and oatmeal bread layer adds complexity and depth. Crisp and dry on the palate with the lees and baked goods flavours emerging first. Peach and grapefruit, baked apple then lemon. Bold fine and expressive mousse, plenty of acidity and lengthy finish. Easy to enjoy and well made. Drink now and through 2025”

– Cameron Douglas, 93 Score

“The distinctive, non-vintage wine I tasted in late 2017 (∗∗∗∗) is a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grown in Hawke’s Bay and disgorged after seven years on its lees. Straw-hued with a fragrant, yeasty bouquet, it shows good complexity, with strong peachy, toasty, very yeasty flavours, crisp, dryish (7 grams/litre of residual sugar) and lingering. Ready”.

– Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2018 Edition

“Mid yellow. Smokey, reductive notes on the nose. Palate shows developed, aged characters. It has nice ripe fruit flavours of apple and peach. They’re masked a little by the smoky element; but on the other hand, this adds complexity”.

– Wine NZ Magazine Summer 2013

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5 Stars Top Tip – TizWine Awards 2013
4 Stars – Michael Cooper’s Wine Buyer’s Guide 2018