Alpha Domus ‘The Wingwalker’ Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2013

Viognier from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 12-Oct-2015
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with light golden hues. The nose is very full with rich and concentrated, complex layered aromas of exotic florals, ripe apricots, ginger and spices, piquant musk and nutty, creamy barrel-ferment notes. Citrus fruit and orange blossom elements emerge with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the flavours of ripe apricots, citrus fruits, orange blossom and exotic florals form a complex amalgam with nutty, toasty oak and creamy barrel ferment flavours. This has plenty of weight and presence with soft textures and integrated acidity adding to the richness and concentration of the palate. The wine flows smoothly to a very long and sustained, dense finish with savoury spices, nuts and complexing apricot kernels. This is a soft-textured, deeply concentrated Viognier with exotic stonefruit, citrus and floral flavours melded with layers of complexing oak. Match with Middle Eastern fare over the next 3-4+ years. 100% Viognier from the ‘Alpha Domus’ vineyard, from vines planted in 2006, barrel-fermented, partially with indigenous yeasts to 14.5% alc. and 3 g/L RS, the wine aged in 20% new French oak undergoing batonnage. 18.0+/20 Oct 2015 RRP $26.00

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