2015 Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir

2015 Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir

96 Points Bob Campbell MW
2015 Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir
96 Points Bob Campbell MW

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A complex top Pinot Noir from Waipara's old hands. These sun-facing terraces have been a 30 year home for Pegasus' older vines, some on original rootstocks (very rare in New Zealand). They only make this wine in the best years and do this in a Burgundy-style, hand-harvesting in stages to capture a variety of red and black fruit flavours, along with some whole bunches in the natural ferment. The result is mouthfilling yet restrained, with a superb display of bright and nuanced fruit, wild herb and mineral characters. Outstanding and legendary, this will fly!

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$96.99 in mixed 6+ or $107.99 per bottle



Pinot Noir

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

96/100 Bob Campbell MW

"The screwcap lifted off, but the wine seemed fine. Rich, concentrated and quite savoury pinot noir with plum, dark berry, violet and spicy oak flavours amongst the more obvious descriptors of this very complex wine. Firmly-structured but accessible. Worth cellaring for a few years to integrate flavours and develop texture 07 FEB 2019." Drink 2019 - 2025

97/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"This is stunningly beautiful; the complex bouquet shows sweet cherry, dark plum, vanilla, hazelnut and smoked game characters. It is sumptuous on the palate with rich texture and flowing mouthfeel, offering awesome power as well as elegance, superbly complemented by velvety mouthfeel and polished tannins. $95.00. www.pegasusbay.com. Feb 2019." Drink 2019 - 2025

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

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  • Maturity

    2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK



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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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