Te Mata Estate Elston Chardonnay 2018

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6 bottle(s) at £27.70 per bottle.
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Te Mata Estate Elston Chardonnay 2018

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.

Te Mata Estate Elston Chardonnay 2018

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.
VINEYARDS
The superb quality of the 2016 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 17 and 26 March 2016.
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 lees while undergoing malolactic fermentation. The finest lots were selected for further
maturation, spending a total of 11 months in barrel.
TASTING NOTE
Resplendent white-gold, Elston Chardonnay ’16 shows immediate notes of lemon oil, white
peach and concentrated, ripe nectarine. The aromas of citrus blossom and clover honey
sparkle over a luxurious palate of grapefruit, toast and lemon nougat.
Elston Chardonnay, Te Mata’s Queen, is fine, gorgeous and intense. Chardonnay royalty with
focus, energy and oodles of its signature, moreish character.
CLOSURE / CELLARING
Elston ’16 is bottled with leading technology ‘DIAM’ corks. These are produced using a
liquid form of carbon dioxide which eliminates any possibility of cork taint and, when
the wine is well cellared, they provide consistent evolution for every bottle. Elston ’15 will
continue to evolve in bottle for five years from harvest.

More Information
Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2018
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