2017 Pegasus Bay Waipara Pinot Noir

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
In stock
This wine put Waipara Pinot Noir on the map. Succulent dark berries with savoury herbs and spice offer a benchmark expression of Kiwi Pinot, while fine acids and tannins give an approachable but long-lived balance. A classic, this wine is never short of excellent. Age or drink now.
$51.99 in mixed 6+ or $57.99 per bottle


Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Located in arguably New Zealand's most exciting wine region of North Canterbury (more specifically, Waipara), albiet 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 Bob Campbell MW

"Rich and quite complex pinot noir with plum, wood smoke, liquorice, mixed spice and nutty oak flavours. Accessible now but with obvious cellaring potential, A robust and slightly rustic wine that's a pleasure to taste. 26 MAR 2020." Drink 2020 - 2026

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"It's wonderfully fruited and gorgeously styled, showing Black Doris plum, sweet cherry, vanilla, dried herb, almond and subtle spice aromas on the nose. The palate delivers excellent weight and power, while remaining graceful and flowing, leading to a persistent velvety finish. It's mouthfilling and delectable with seductive complexity. $52.00. www.pegasusbay.com. March 2020." Drink 2020 - 2027

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"Aromas of chalk and red berries, roses and dried herb, soft brown baking spices and toasty oak. On the palate - firm youthful textures with ripe red berry fruit flavours, medium+ acidity, chalky fine grained tannins and a core of pinosity. A classic example of Peg’ Bay Pinot with a youthful energy, ripe through slightly tart red berry fruit messages. A lovely wine, well made, medium+ complexity with a long finish." Drink 2020 - 2025

Variety Pinot Noir
Region Canterbury / Waipara
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2018 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with GAME
with PORK



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