Pegasus Bay Riesling 2013

100% Riesling from vineyards in the Waipara Valley of Canterbury.

Fruit was pressed and the juice fermented slowly at cool temperatures to help retain vibrant characters and varietal purity.  At all stages, from fermentation to bottling, it was handled very carefully to help it retain a little of its natural carbon dioxide.  This provides a little additional crispness and may result in a small amount of spritzig when first poured.

Winemaker's Comments

A spectrum of lively aromas and flavours suggesting lime, lemon and mandarin, intertwined with nectarine, lychee and guava. Rich and concentrated with a spine of crisp acidity and minerality keeping it elegant and tight-knit, while the off dry finish provides excellent balance. Tangy hints of ginger and spice draw out its length and linger on the palate. Although ready to drink on release, careful cellaring will add a range of other fascinating nuances.

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    Pegasus Bay are one of only two New Zealand Riesling producers recommended by Robert Parker's 'Wine Advocate'.

    Also has SUPER CLASSIC status (meaning it has achieved brilliance in at least 5 vintages) in Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wine which rates wines according to quality and consistency.