Beach House The Levels Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2019
Gold Hawkes Bay Wine Show 2020
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2020
Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed plus wild fermentation. Mainly Mendoza clone, French oak, 25% new. Lees stirring every couple of weeks. That is the highlights of the technical stuff.
Now to the really good bit. If you like seriously good Chardonnay with style, presence, weight and with a mountain of class, this is it. Would be amongst the very best of this label if not the best. Years in the tank and great now.
Beach House say it brilliantly..."Our 2019 Levels Chardonnay is predominantly Mendoza clone Chardonnay and was comprised of 25% new French oak barrels as well as 60% one year old oak.
Golden queen peaches, grapefruit and lemon meringue abound on the nose with hints of struck match adding complexity. The wine has a glorious entry onto the palate with intense fruit flavours of ripe stone fruits and citrus rind. The flavours coming from the Fine French oak, Malo-lactic fermentation and perfectly ripe Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay fruit all coalesce in the mouth forming a complex yet seamless experience that is the pinnacle of what we can achieve here at Beach House Wines… and check out our sexy new label!"