Alpha Domus Skybolt Chardonnay (750ml)
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Alpha Domus was established in 1989 and was a pioneer in the renowned Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. It is a family owned estate and has always been inspired to create beautiful wines of worth; the importance of quality and expert craftsmanship paramount. Alpha is derived from the first initials of the founding family members names in age descending order, Anthonius, Leonarda, Paulus, Henrikus and Anthony, Domus is Latin for home.
The Skybolt Chardonnay is an elegant style with fruit richness, seductive oak and a succulent palate that is rounded and creamy. The
wine offers lovely fruit purity together with silky texture and generosity, making it highly enjoyable. This ripe Chardonnay shows
peach and tropical aromas coupled with toasted grains, caramel and spice from French oak barrels. Orange blossom and biscuit flavours are balanced by a long citrus finish delicate caramel. A powerful wine that is vibrantly fresh in youth but will develop extra layers of complexity and roundness with bottle ageing. Ideal to enjoy on its own or a perfect complement to seafood, white meats, and risotto.
Made from a combination of different subregions and vineyards carefully selected for quality and flavour. The fruit was harvested and pressed quickly with minimal winemaking intervention to preserve fruit flavour. Once clear juice is racked off, a combination of selected and wild yeast is used for fermentation. After a brief cold settle, the clear juice was racked off to a mix of different French oak barriques, hogsheads and puncheons. Some barrels were fermented using temperature control and others allowed to ferment at ambient for increased mouthfeel. Lees stirring in barrel took place for 10 months to increase complexity and roundness. The wine was racked from barrel using inert gas to make a blend in tank prior to being stabilised and filtered for bottling. Maturation on light yeast lees adds texture and flavour which is balanced by fresh natural acidity from the grapes. Bottled under screw cap to maintain freshness and integrity of the wine through to your glass.