Tasting Notes 2001
Elston 2001 has a pronounced golden green colour. It has aromas of ripe pineapple, honey and vanilla, concentrated biscuity, creamy flavours, and a long toasty background. Elston 2001 is at its best when served with fresh, richly flavoured seafood, white meats, and creamy cheeses. It will develop and intensify in bottle for 4-6 years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric: 7.1g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
Following pressing and settling, the juice from the grapes was racked to 225 litre
oak barrels for both primary and malolactic fermentation and aged for ten months before
blending and bottling in early February 2002.
Elston Chardonnay was hand harvested between the 19th and 27th March.
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.