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2016 Pegasus Bay Sauvignon/Semillon

2016 Pegasus Bay Sauvignon/Semillon

94 Points Sam Kim
2016 Pegasus Bay Sauvignon/Semillon
94 Points Sam Kim

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A superb classic of Sauvignon-Semillon from Waipara. This rarer style is Bordeaux-influenced and food-orientated. Offering lovely texture and complexity, 30% Semillon is fuller bodied and introduces a citrus and waxy-mineral element that rounds out Sauvignon's brighter acid and aromatic. This really sings with seafood but will suit any white meat dinners. Delicious!

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$30.99 in mixed 6+ or $34.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillion from 30 year old vines.

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

94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Wonderfully fruited and gorgeously complex, the bouquet shows apricot, beeswax, hazelnut, flint and dried herb characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is beautifully weighted and richly expressed. It is powerful and delectable with ripe fruit intensity together with subtle savoury nuances, finishing impressively long and engaging. $32.00. www.pegasusbay.com. Jan 2019." Drink 2019 - 2024

91/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Concentrated and quite funky wine, with weight and texture from contact with the yeast lees and partial barrel maturation and fermentation. Gutsy wine with struck flint, mineral, toast, roasted nut, citrus and lime zest flavours. A very individual wine with a character of its own 01 JAN 2019" Drink 2018 - 2022

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Canterbury / Waipara

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with FISH

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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