Alpha Domus 2014 Wingwalker Viognier and The Navigator

19-May-2017
Alpha Domus was established by the Ham family who purchased 20 ha of land in the Bridge Pa district of Hawke’s Bay in 1990 and planted vines in 1991, these being Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Chardonnay and Semillon. Since then, Syrah and Viognier have been added. The vineyard manager is Darren Chatterton and winemaker is Barry Riwai, taking over from the long-serving Kate Galloway, for the 2015 vintage. The wines from Alpha Domus have been archetype Bridge Pa expressions, and over the years have built a strong following for their strong character. Here, I review the 2014 ‘Wingwalker’ Viognier and ‘The Navigator’ Bordeaux-varietal blend. The vintage was a warm one, following the highly touted 2013 harvest, and is deemed very successful. Both wines show a lovely harmony and integration, with balanced componentry. www.alphadomus.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Alpha Domus ‘Wingwalker’ Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2014

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