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.
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.9g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
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.
The fruit for 2000 Elston Chardonnay was hand harvested between the 17th and 24th March.
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.