2019

Elston '19

Elston Chardonnay '19

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$39.90/ bottle

This wine is also available in a Limited Selection

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.

Wine Storage Suggestions & the latest Te Mata Cellaring Guide

Elston ’19 is closed with a 'Diam' cork, which eliminates any possibility of cork taint, allowing continued evolution in bottle for five years from harvest.

NZ & INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT
Licence Number 29/OFF/032/20: Exp Feb 2023
International Distribution & Stockists - Australia - United Kingdom

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
pH: 3.29
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.0g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

WINEMAKING                                                                                                          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                                                                                                                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.

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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'TE MATA Scores again. The 2019 flagship wines attract five-star ratings.Te Mata Estate is releasing the last of its flagship wines from the much-heralded 2019 vintage. After a warm, dry late summer and autumn, winegrowers in Hawke’s Bay praised the harvest as “the greatest”, “superb” and even “sublime”. Do the wines measure up? Te Mata’s whites and reds are of arresting quality: generous, ripe, rich and rounded, with the potential to mature gracefully for many years.'
NZ Listener, Michael Cooper, March 6 2021 All Reviews