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2017 Pegasus Bay Waipara Chardonnay

2017 Pegasus Bay Waipara Chardonnay

5 Stars Michael Cooper
2017 Pegasus Bay Waipara Chardonnay
5 Stars Michael Cooper

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A classic, lush-styled Chardonnay but with lots of structure, character and complexity. Pegasus have older vines and, as the first well-known label to establish themselves there, have long experience in Waipara's ideal conditions for Chardonnay. It shows in this consistently expressive and impressive icon of a wine, which will drink beautifully now or cellar for quite some time.

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$45.99 in mixed 6+ or $50.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

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

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Strapping yet delicate, richly flavoured yet subtle, this sophisticated North Canterbury wine is one of the country's best Chardonnays grown south of Marlborough. Muscular and taut, it typically offers a seamless array of fresh, crisp, citrusy, biscuity, complex flavours and great concentration and length. Estate-grown at Waipara, it is based on ungrafted, Mendoza-clone vines (about 30 years old), hand-picked and given lengthy oak aging (the 2017 vintage was fermented and lees-aged for a year in French oak puncheons, 30 per cent new). The elegant 2017 vintage (5*) is bright, light yellow/green, with a highly fragrant, slightly smoky bouquet. A powerful, weighty wine, with concentrated, ripe grapefruit-like flavours, seasoned with well-integrated oak, it is still very youthful. Full of potential, it's well worth cellaring to 2021+." Drink 2019 - 2029

95/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)

"Fresh and flavoursome chardonnay with grapefruit marmalade, apricot, peach, brioche and flinty/mineral flavours. Satisfyingly complex wine with a great texture and very lengthy finish. A bright, high energy wine that promises to develop well with bottle age. 21/5/2018."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Canterbury / Waipara

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2029

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

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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