2017 Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling

2017 Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling

95 Points Cameron Douglas MS
2017 Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling
95 Points Cameron Douglas MS

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This remarkable wine is dry but rounded with heaps of body and power. The fruit depth is from long ripening including some noble rot (botrytis) that contentrated the flavours as well as making them softer and more complex - and more approachable young. This is truly an impressive wine to crack now with pork or chicken, or to soften further in the cellar.

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Elsewhere up to $41.99 Save $8 $33.99 in mixed 6+ or $37.99 per bottle




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

95/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"Aromas of lemon curd, white peach, apple, white rose and honeysuckle are mirrored on the palate with a tense and vibrant acidity, flavours of citrus and white fleshed orchard fruits, a core of minerality with a saline note. As the wine opens up the complexity builds keeping pace with flavour concentration and texture. Delicious! Drink now and through 2030+." Drink 2019 - 2030+

94/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Pegasus Bay boosts flavour in Bel Canto by harvesting late with some botrytis infection and allowing the wine to have a little skin contact. The result is this bold, complex wine with peach, apricot, honey, citrus and grapefruit flavours. A richly-textured riesling with a lingering finish 10 MAY 2019." Drink 2019 - 2023

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"A gorgeous rendition of dry riesling; it is richly fruited and fragrant on the nose showing grapefruit, orange peel, potpourri and subtle honey characters, followed by a concentrated palate that is generously flavoured and persistent. The wine is elegantly opulent and delectable. $37.00. www.pegasusbay.com. May 2019." Drink 2019 - 2025

Stats & Food Matching

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  • Region

    Canterbury / Waipara

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  • Maturity

    2019 - 2030+

This Wine Goes Well With




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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