TROPHY - Champion Sparkling Wine | Hawke's Bay Wine Awards 2022
4.5 STARS | Cuisine Magazine
4.5 STARS 90/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Silver Medal | New Zealand International Wine Challenge
Silver Medal | International Wine & Spirit Competition
A sure fire trophy winner from the former owners of Morton Estate, Leveret IQ easily gets our vote for the best of the New Zealand bubbles in this price brand. The teams' vast experience with sparkling wines shows through clearly here and this is excellent New Zealand Methode at a very competitive price point.
Cuisine magazine writes "A wine of elaborate personality, Leveret IQ opens with candied citrus, toasty and light sulphide aromas. It has good textural interest and depth of flavour, and more of the feel of a table wine with bubbles than a traditional sparkler. Satisfying and complete, it’s a good wine for creamy seafood dishes."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "It's attractively expressed on the nose showing golden apple, apricot, fresh bread and subtle spice aromas. The palate delivers generous mouthfeel and roundness, well supported by juicy acidity, finishing smooth and creamy."