Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2016
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.
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.
Fine, gorgeous and intense. Chardonnay royalty with focus, energy and oodles of its signature, moreish character.
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.
The Elston will continue to evolve in bottle for five years from harvest.
Buy the 12 bottle case for a 5% discount per bottle