Pegasus Bay Riesling
100% Riesling. The color is straw yellow. On the nose, there is an abundance of citrus, particularly the orange zest that so defines North Canterbury Rieslings. There are also hints of red apple and apricot, layered with honeysuckle and guava. The extended hang time has added a concentration to the palate, together with ripe phenolics that give structure and length. Despite its body, the wine still has a crisp and refreshing acidity that matches its off-dry finish perfectly.
A pure expression of the vineyard showing unique regional flavors and impecable balance.
Grapes: 100% Riesling
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 & Scott Henry
Vine Age: 30+ years
Time of Harvest: Early April
Vine Yield: 2.8 tons per acre
Total Production: 29,940 bottles
Vinification Process: The free run juice ferments slowly at cool temperatures.
Aging Process: The wine undergoes no oak aging.
Alcohol Content: 12.50%
Winemaker: Matt Donaldson
Cellaring: 7-10 years
|Dimensions||18.7 × 13.2 × 3.5 in|
|Bottles per Case||
750 ml: 6 bottles per case