100% Chardonnay hand-harvested from separate individual plots within Te Mata Estate’s Hawkes Bay vineyards.
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 eleven months in barrel.
Resplendent white-gold, the superb 2016 vintage 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.
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