Pegasus Bay Riesling 2015

New Zealand

75cl bottle: £18.95 £17.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £227.40 £215.40

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Pegasus Bay Riesling comes from one of New Zealand’s most famous estates in the Waipara and is known for producing some of the most exceptional Riesling that exists. A mild spring, a warm summer and an early autumn produced beautifully ripe fruit. Rain in the late autumn encouraged a portion of beautiful noble botrytis in the grapes, giving this wine extra richness and concentration while still allowing it to clearly express its spectrum of beautiful varietal flavours. Pegasus Bay Riesling 2015 completely bowled us over and really, we expected nothing less.

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Our Tasting Notes

The abundant aromas and flavours suggest white fleshed peaches, nectarines and citrus flowers and fruits, especially those of oranges, mandarins and limes. There are supporting hints jasmine and lychees. It is concentrated and mouth filling but yet elegant and poised with a core of tangy minerality and acidity that balance its off-dry finish and help draw out the lingering aftertaste.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Riesling
Appellation: Waipara Valley
Alcohol: 13%

About

The outcrop of land on which these grapes were grown consists largely of weathered stones and mineral rich gravels. These were shorn off New Zealand’s Southern Alps by an ice-age glacier, which carried them down the valleys and deposited them in selected sites. The vineyard has warm days, but the nights are amongst the coolest in the Waipara Valley, which helps draw out the ripening period and retain good natural acidity. This individual terroir is especially suited to riesling.

fromvineyardsdirect

“If a wine critic was not passionate about any of Pegasus Bay’s wine they should seriously consider a change in career” - NZ Wine Country


“Outstanding” - 95/100, Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide 7th edition


“Pegasus Bay constitutes one of New Zealand’s best producers.” - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate


"Pegasus Bay included in “100 Most Iconic Wine Estates” world-wide." - Matthew Jukes


“These wines deserved my time. When I returned to the UK, I frequently ended up in conversation with fellow wine writers about New Zealand wine and whenever their name cropped up, there was always consensus that this was one of the country’s most exciting producers.” - Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com