Alpha Domus ‘First Solo’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 13-Nov-2015
Bright, light lemon-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the edge. This has an elegant and fresh nose of white peaches, yellow stonefruits and citrus fruits, along with a fine line of nutty oak and subtle suggestions of lemon-curd MLF. This is refined and stylishly restrained in expression, but unfolds detail and grows in depth with aeration. Medium-bodied and elegantly proportioned, this has good intensity of white peach and stonefruit flavours flowing along a fine, creamy palate showing barrel-ferment textures. Delicate spicy and nutty oak detail unfolds and melds with nuances of lemon curd MLF. This is harmonious and balanced, with fine lacy acidity leading the wine to a fine-featured, long and lingering finish. This is an elegant and harmonious, white stonefruited Chardonnay with subtle creamy textures and nutty detail showing lovely finesse. Serve with seafood, poultry, pork and veal over the next 3-4 years. Clones 6, 15 and Mendoza, fully barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., a portion of the wine aged 6 months in 90% French and 10% European oak, of which 25% was new, and all of the wine undergoing batonnage and predominantly through MLF. 18.0-/20 Nov 2015 RRP $26.00

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