2018 Pegasus Bay Waipara Riesling

94 Points Bob Campbell MW
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This classic wine is perhaps New Zealand most consistent Riesling. Dry to off-dry in sweetness, it offers an array of ripe citrus and stonefruit, with a spine of bright acidity and some of North Canterbury's lovely mineral character. The epitome of deliciousness in Waipara Riesling.
Elsewhere up to $34.99 Save $5.00 $29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 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

94/100 Bob Campbell MW

"A very distinctive and attractive riesling with honey, dried apricot, mango, lime, citrus and struck-flint flavours. Medium to medium-dry. Restrained lusciousness with a lingering finish 23 JAN 2021." Drink 2021 - 2025

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Gorgeously ripe and inviting, the wine shows apricot, mango, baked fig and orange zest aromas on the nose. It's equally satisfying on the palate with awesome concentration and drive, superbly complemented by elegant sweetness and bright acidity. Splendidly harmonious and filled with delectable flavours. Style: Medium-dry. At its best: now to 2030. $30.00. www.pegasusbay.com. Feb 2021." Drink 2021 - 2030

Variety Riesling
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.00%
Maturity 2021 - 2030

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