28,90 

Includes 19% MwSt.
(38,53  / 1 L)
Delivery Time: approx. 3-4 working days

3 in stock

 

Consummate Riesling Art of New Zealand’s South Island

The Donaldson Family, founder of Pegasus Bay, was the pioneer of the Waipara Valley wine region in North Canterbury on New Zealand’s South Island 40 years ago. Today, the name Pegasus Bay stands for one of the most renowned New Zealand wineries and always convinces with outstanding wines. The grapes for this Riesling come from north-facing wine terraces, which are protected from the breezes of the Pacific by their slipstream side and therefore there is a special mesoclimate there. The vines are over 30 years old and partly root-fast, which provides excellent grape material. The vineyards are characterized by particularly warm days and very cool nights, which leads to an optimal ripeness of the grapes on the one hand and a good, natural acid structure on the other. Harvesting took place very late in autumn, so that some of the grapes were covered with botrytis (noble rot) and thus produced even more special, fine Riesling aromas. The grapes were slowly fermented cool to preserve the lively fruit character and varietal typicity. At each step of the process, special care was taken to ensure that a small part of the natural carbonic acid remains in the wine. This gives it special crispness and a sparkling feeling when pouring for the first time.

 

And this is how pegasus Bay Riesling tastes

The Pegasus Bay Riesling immediately ignites a firework of clear aromas and smells, orange zest, citrus, apricots and red apple, accompanied by guava and honeysuckle. In the mouth you can feel the powerful body and the concentration, yet it remains elegant and fresh. The fine hint of minerality and the crunchy acidity balance its semi-dry finish perfectly. In the end, the fine aromas remain in the reverberation for a long time.

2016 Pegasus Bay Riesling

 

And the Pegasus Bay Riesling goes well with it

Why not combine a beetroot salad with it? Or how about fried anchovies? The Pegasus Bay Riesling also goes very well with spicy Asian cuisine, such as a spicy yellow chicken curry with chillies. Alternatively, you can also serve it wonderfully with a selection of soft cheeses.

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