Te Mata ‘Elston’ Chardonnay 2018

$49 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

Vinification

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. 

Maturation

The finest lots were selected for further maturation, spending a total of 11 months in barrel.

Appearance

Resplendent white-gold.

Aroma

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.

Palate

Fine, gorgeous and intense. Chardonnay royalty with focus, energy and oodles of its signature, moreish character.

Vintage Notes

The superb quality of the 2018 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 2018.

Cellaring Potential

The Elston will continue to evolve in bottle for five years from harvest.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Country New Zealand
Region Hawkes Bay
Brand Te Mata
Vintage 2018

Wines of Hawke's Bay

The oldest wine producing region in New Zealand, Hawkes bay is located on the east coast of the North Island.

Hawkes bay is split into a few subregions, the most notable of these are Gimblett Gravels, Bridge Pa Triangle and Te Mata Special Character Zone. These subregions are known for producing some of the best reds in the country, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The top blends from these regions are on par with top level Bordeaux blends from around the world.

White wine is also produced in Hawke’s Bay, with Chardonnay in the lead in terms of volume with Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Viogner following behind.

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