Chardonnay

Elston '00

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.

$35.90/ bottle

Tasting Notes 2000

2000 Elston Chardonnay has an attractive straw colour with golden lights. It has pronounced aromas of honey, grapefruit and pineapple with a long, rich palate.

It has the potential to develop in bottle for 5-7 years from harvest.

2000 Elston Chardonnay is an ideal partner with barbequed crayfish and other rich seafoods, white meats and white cheeses.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.23
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.9g/l
Alcohol: 14%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

2000 Elston Chardonnay was whole cluster pressed, the juice was settled and all racked to 225 litre oak barrels for fermentation, followed by maturation of 11 months. During this time all the wine had a malolactic fermentation.

2000 Elston Chardonnay was bottled in February 2001.

Vineyards

The fruit for 2000 Elston Chardonnay was hand harvested between the 17th and 24th 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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