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2014 Pegasus Bay Aria Riesling (Late Harvest) 750ml

2014 Pegasus Bay Aria Riesling (Late Harvest) 750ml

19 Points Raymond Chan
2014 Pegasus Bay Aria Riesling (Late Harvest) 750ml
19 Points Raymond Chan

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A gorgeous lighter dessert wine from Waipara masters, Pegasus Bay. Grapes from a cool, mineral-rich vineyard were picked late when beautifully ripe but still clean (no botrytis) giving zingy flavours and acidity to balance the luscious honey, marmalade fruit and floral characters. Enjoy with lighter/fruit desserts or, like French Sauternes, before the meal. At 750mls this equals two bottles of 375ml sticky, so amateur mathemeticians may quietly note the stunning value here.

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Overview

Grape

Riesling

Its Origins

Located in arguably New Zealand's most exciting wine region of North Canterbury (more specifically, Waipara), albeit sparsely scattered with wine estates it is at the forefront of interesting and unique wines in NZ. This is due in part to a fabulous free-draining, well protected terroir. Pegasus Bay is run by the Donaldson family who were pioneers in the region and have been involved with local grape growing and winemaking since the 1970's. The whole family are involved in the process from grape to bottle, and a deep respect for the land, with a long term view towards vine and soil health typifies the Donaldson Family's approach to grape growing. Pegasus Bay is an accredited member of the NZWG sustainable viticulture program and are firm believers of using natural methods to combat pests and diseases rather than the application of unnecessary pesticides and herbicides.

What The Critics Say

19-/20 Raymond Chan

"Bright straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues, pale edged. The nose is elegant and slender in proportion, but well concentrated with aromas of lime, lemon and tangerine fruit entwined with exotic flowers and a thread of marmalade, honey, any musky-talc botrytis. This has delicacy and finesse and is beautifully integrated. Very sweet to taste and medium-bodied, gently luscious flavours of exotic citrus fruits and florals flow with honey, musk and talc botrytis along a very fine textured, lively line. This has excellent acidity and tension to match the unctuousness, and the wine carries with brightness and energy to a very long moderately sweet and luscious finisf of citrus fruits and musk. This is a beautifully elegant and harmoniously entwined late-pick Riesling with exotic citrus and musk flavours and excellent freshness. Serve as an aperitif and withbaked or fruit desserts over the next 4-5+ years. Fruit primarily from ungrafted vines over 25 y.o., with botrytis infection, cool-fermented to 11.0% alc. and 84 g/L RS, and TA 7.8 g/L. 19.0-/20 Dec 2015 "

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Riesling

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Canterbury / Waipara

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    11.00%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with DESSERT
with MILD CHEESE

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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