IQ – Improving Quietly, this bubbly range is made from the classic Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier using a Méthode Traditionnelle approach. With three different maturation ages to choose from you can’t go wrong if you’re seeking celebration in a bottle.Enquire Now
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.
“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” - 93 Points
“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
A limited edition, special release Méthode Traditionnelle wine made from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes grown in the Hawke’s Bay.
The grapes for this wine were harvested and transported to our Katikati winery. The juice was fermented in stainless steel using standard Champagne yeast strains. Following fermentation the wine was inoculated for malolactic fermentation and was kept on its primary ferment lees for several years with regular stirring. The wine was then racked and finished ready for tirage bottling. The IQ7 means the wine was on lees in bottle for a minimum of seven years before being disgorged.