Chardonnay, Alpha Domus The Pilot, Hawkes Bay, 2015
Alpha Domus has a well won reputation for crafting fine Hawkes Bay Chardonnay and this excellent release is a study in affordable quality. Winemaker, has worked some magic in the cellar and this is a generous style for Chardonnay in this price band with plenty of creamy fruit weight and some nice toasty oak influence. Tremendous value.
"Enticing aromas of ripe tropical fruit combine with melon, pear and gentle spice notes. Clean citrus flavours, toasted brioche and fine mineral characters add complexity. The palate is a fresh, lively wine with pear, guava and stone fruit flavours. It has a soft supple texture with sweet fruit and fresh bread characters balanced by clean, citrus fruit." Alpha Domus