Pegasus Bay Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay. The color is a deep lemon. On the nose, there are aromas of citrus, as well as honeydew melon and hints of peach/nectarine. There are also some underlying savory notes (toast and brioche) as a result of the secondary fermentation and lees contact in the barrel. The palate reveals intense fruit concentration, with a nice spine of acidity to keeping the wine tight and focused, with a lingering finish.
Our main variety of chardonnay, known locally as Mendoza, typically produces light crops of small berries and hence tends to make concentrated wines.
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Waipara Valley / North Canterbury
Vineyards: From estate-grown North Canterbury vineyards
Altitude: 60 meters above sea level
Soil: Stoney terrain
Vine Training: Vertical shoot position and own roots
Vine Age: 30+ years
Vine Yield: 1.2 tons per acre
Total Production: 12,892 bottles
Vinification Process: The grapes are gently pressed (60-70% whole bunch)and the nonclarified juice is put into large French oak barrels (70% old). The grapes ferment primarily by their indigenous yeasts.
Aging Process: The wine ages in the same barrels sur lie for about 12 months to bottling.
Alcohol Content: 13.50%
Winemaker: Matt Donaldson
Cellaring: 10+ years
|Dimensions||18.7 × 13.2 × 3.5 in|
|Bottles per Case||
750 ml: 6 bottles per case
“For the Bortoluzzi family sensitivity is important, as is tradition. You must always be forward-looking in order to improve, but without forgetting what history and experience have taught you.“
We wish to create a great wine, which respects both nature and tradition, by interpreting the natural exuberance of Sagrantino grapes in an elegant and refined way.
“The Bucci Philosophy is simple: ‘The craftsman must be different or die’”
Cooler than average Spring temperatures led to a smaller set, resulting in excellent fruit concentration. A warm Summer and long lingering Autumn then followed, allowing this smaller crop to reach optimum ripeness.
Falernia: Altitude with Attitude
The coupling of innovative spirit with careful respect for local traditions is the guiding principle for our grape growers and winemakers. Their constant commitment is directed both at honouring our Winery, and at safeguarding a true heritage of tradition, culture, taste, style and history which are the vital essence of our agricultural reality.
“Within our town limits, there are two extinct volcanoes that generated the entire Soave area, so volcanic rock is really concentrated here. But no place has more than Roncà.“
“Corofin is an artisan family wine company. Our sole ambition is to transmit the voice of the land and the season through crafting small single block wines from pinot noir and chardonnay grapes. The hope with all Corofin wines is to transmit a sense of place and season first, over fruit intensity or winemaking ambition.”