Elston '92

Elston Chardonnay '17

Produced since 1984, Elston is an outstanding New Zealand chardonnay, grown at Te Mata Estate’s oldest vineyards on the hillsides above the winery. It is rich and complex with flavours of fresh pineapple, white peach and nougat.

$39.90/ bottle

Tasting Notes 1992

1992 Elston Chardonnay has a full golden colour with green lights, an aroma of honey and pineapple and a lovely ripe palate with hints of smoke and integrated oak.

It has an ageing potential of 3-5 years from harvest.

Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis:
pH: 3.26
Total acidity as tartaric: 8.9g/l
Alcohol: 13.4%
Residual sugar: Dry


The hand-picked grapes were whole-cluster pressed, the resultant juice settled then fermented in oak, half of it being new.

The wine then aged on lees in barrel for a further nine months and was bottled January 1993.


1992 Elston Chardonnay was harvested between the 24th March and the 4th April.


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.

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