Chardonnay is our flagship white variety at Elephant Hill. Both our Te Awanga and Bridge Pa vineyards have the ideal sub-climates to grow this variety. The bunches were whole-bunch pressed to 228L oak barriques, 25% new.
This Chardonnay purposely did not go through malolactic fermentation and remained in barrel and on lees for 12 months. This is an elegant and concentrated Chardonnay that combines vibrant citrus and stone-fruit characters with wonderful texture and finish.