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2016 Elephant Hill Salomé
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2016
Elephant Hill
Salomé

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*First Release* Salomé Chardonnay is named after a famous ancestor of the Weiss family. Maria Salomé Ebner von Eschenbach. She was married to Carl Wilhelm Ebner in 1717, who was the Castellan of City of Gostenhof close to Nurenberg.


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Awards

97 points - Bob Campbell MW
19.5+/20 points, 5 stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
96 points, 5 stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
5 stars - Michael Cooper
93 points - Joe Czerwinski

Tasting notes

Majority of the Chardonnay grapes came from our Te Awanga vineyard with 17% from our Bridge Pa Triangle vineyard. It was barrel fermented and aged in one-third new French oak for full 12 months with some lees stirring.

This wine displays lovely grilled stone fruits, pineapple and citrus backbones with subtle nutty, creamy aromas. It is beautiful to drink now but will develop well with proper cellaring for up to a decade.