The Leveret brand is a descendant of the award-winning Coniglio range. The word “leveret” means young hare, three of which can be found dancing on the bottle’s label. The ears of the hares connect creating a triangular symbol that was used by the tin merchants of Devon, traders on the Silk Road.
With it’s own sense of history, and coming from an up-standing family we’re excited to present a premium and reserve option for the Leveret brand.
Seductive red fruit aromas with delicate oak and a cola complexity. The palate has a fine structure of oak and fruit tannin, layered with stewed strawberry and plum.
This wine is from grapes grown in our Riverview and Kinross vineyards in Hawkes Bay. The grapes for this wine were harvested and transported to our Riverview winery. The fruit was pressed into stainless steel fermentation vessels and inoculated with a range of yeast strains but principally “D254”. Following fermentation, the wine was inoculated for Malolactic fermentation and run off to barrel for maturation. The wine spent around 12 months in oak before being blended and tankered to our Katikati winery for finishing and bottling.