2019

Elston Chardonnay

$39.90

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★★★★★
Michael Cooper, NZ Listener, March 2021


Te Mata Tasting Note
A brilliant white-gold in the glass, Elston Chardonnay ’19 has the immediate aroma of fresh golden nectarines, passionfruit and grilled pineapple. Lush, ripe acid drives the wine’s length and balance, bringing the mouthfeel from ripe sweet lemon and white peach, to crème brûlée, roasted cashew, popcorn, to mineral tones and flint. As complex fruit becomes savoury in the long finish, the liveliness of Elston Chardonnay ’19 gives way to elegance. This is an Elston for the ages.

Weight 1 kg
Vintage

2019

Blend

100% chardonnay

Vineyards

Havelock Hills, Hawke's Bay

Cellaring

3 to 5 years +

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Winemaking

Elston '19

Each parcel was gently whole-cluster pressed, cold settled and racked to new and seasoned French oak barrels for fermentation. The resulting wines remained in contact with their yeast with a number going through malolactic fermentation. The finest lots were selected for further maturation, spending a total of 11 months in barrel.

Vineyards

Havelock Hills

The superb quality of the 2019 vintage was immediately apparent in the fully ripe grapes that were hand-harvested from their separate, individual plots within Te Mata Estate’s vineyards between 18 and 22 March 2019.

Elston

Origins

Elston is named for Elston Hall in Nottinghamshire, the ancestral home of Charles Darwin’s family. Darwin’s ‘theory of natural selection’ forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory, the foundation of biology. The wyvern symbol of Elston Hall appears on the label.

Licence Number 29/OFF/032/20: Exp Feb 2023

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