Alpha Domus ‘AD’ Chardonnay 2012 and Aviator 2010

29-May-2013
One of the quiet achievers of Hawke’s Bay, Alpha Domus has been in the limelight recently, being behind the formation of the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District. This brought a long overdue recognition of the area as a producer of distinctive, high quality wines, different to, but not giving anything away to the likes of the nearby Gimblett Gravels and other sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay. It’s a sign of maturity when the characteristics of wines from different districts are recognised and accepted for what they are. Showing what the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District is capable of, the top tier of Alpha Domus, the ‘AD’ wines are excellent standard bearers for the broader district as well as the wine company itself. Paul Ham and Kate Galloway make these wines only when the fruit quality is deemed exceptional. Here are my reviews of the ‘AD’ Chardonnay 2012 and ‘AD Aviator’ 2010. Back in August 2011, I participated in a vertical tasting of every vintage of ‘The Aviator’ then, from 2009 back to 1996. You may want to click here to see my review for a more in-depth background to this wine. www.alphadomus.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Alpha Domus ‘AD’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2012
  • Alpha Domus ‘AD The Aviator’ Hawke’s Bay 2010

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