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IQ3 Methode Traditionnelle

Leveret IQ3 - V

IQ – Improving Quietly.

A limited edition, special release Methode Traditionnelle made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the Hawke’s Bay.

Lees aging in bottle for a minimum of three years has produced a wine of great complexity. Aromas of vanilla, almond and straw blossom combine with a rich full palate, creamy texture and fine effervescence.


4stars mc winestate 4 stars metro top100

“Distinctive aromas of peaches and lemon with a fine layer of leesy autolysis. Crisp, fresh and dry on the palate with flavours of grapefruit and peach, apple and lemon and a repeat of the fine leesy high notes. Crisp acidity with a fresh and bold mousse. Ready to enjoy from today and through 2023.”

-Cameron Douglas, 91 Score

“A touch of toffee apple on the nose. Crisp and clean with nice ripe apple fruit flavours and good balanced, vibrant acidity. Apple flavours persist on the finish with good length too.”

– Wine NZ Magazine Summer 2013

“Disgorged after three years on its yeast lees, the non-vintage wine (****) on sale in late 2012 was a bottle-fermented blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Pale straw, it’s an elegant wine with rich, citrusy, peachy, yeasty flavours, showing good complexity and harmony, and a crisp, lively finish”

– Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2014 Edition

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Vintages > Non-Vintage


Silver – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017
Metro Top 100 Wines for summer 2013
4 Stars Recommended by Winestate 2013
4 Stars Michael Cooper