Our 2015 Levels Chardonnay is another stunner! The final blend was comprised of six barrels, five were Mendoza Clone Chardonnay with the other being Clone 6. The concentrated flavours coming from the Mendoza clone integrate beautifully with the 50% new French oak resulting in a powerful yet refined Chardonnay.
Aromas of ripe golden queen peach and ripe citrus fruit are complemented by a distinct lemon meringue flavour. The palate is rich and textural, creamy yet lively. All the different flavours and characters arising from the fresh fruit, fine French oak and malo-lactic fermentation combine to give a complex, multi-faceted wine that will intrigue Chardonnay lovers from around the world.
This single vineyard Chardonnay hand-picked from our Te Awanga vineyard reflects the site from which it is grown. The colours of the golden sun setting over the Pacific Ocean at Te Awanga beach are reproduced in the glass as brilliant shimmering golden rays of sunlight emanate from the wine. Enjoy now or cellar for 10 years +