Chardonnay

Elston '95

Elston Chardonnay '16

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.

$34.90/ bottle

Tasting Notes 1995

1995 Elston has a pronounced green-gold colour, an aroma of nectarines, pineapple and toast, and a long, rich palate finishing with a crisp, butterscotch edge.

The wine will continue to develop in bottle for 4-8 years after harvest.

1995 Elston is an ideal partner to rich, creamy seafood, poultry, and white meat dishes, as well as being a lovely aperitif.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.25
Total acidity as tartaric: 7.5g/l
Alcohol: 14%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

The grapes were pressed, settled, and the juice racked to new and used barrels for fermentation, following which the wine was aged and blended in the same barrels.

Vineyards

The grapes for Elston were hand harvested between the 20th and the 27th March.

Origin

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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