Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2016

“....a level of effortless depth that singles this out as a consistently great New Zealand pinot noir.” - Nick Stock,

*“If a wine critic was not passionate about any of Pegasus Bay’s wine they should seriously consider a change in career”— NZ Wine Country

“Pegasus Bay is Canterbury's top winery”— Michael Cooper’s Wine Atlas, New Zealand

"Felton Road, along with Pegasus Bay has been my favourite pinot producer in New Zealand for years."- Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, USA

"The flight of Pegasus Bay Pinot Noirs continued to illustrate their burgundy influence, the reds often reminiscent of Morey-saint-Denis".- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA

"Pegasus Bay is the flagship winery of Waipara, yet the wines remain realistically priced." - Wine Enthusiast, USA

"A consistently top wine."- Bob Campbell MW, NZ

“Pegasus Bay constitutes one of New Zealand’s best producers.”—Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, USA

The Donaldson family have been seriously involved in wine since the early 1970’s and were pioneers of local grape growing and wine making. Their aim is to grow grapes of the highest quality, which fully express the features of the vineyard, and to handle these with the utmost respect. Minimal intervention at all stages from vine to bottle typifies their approach. They believe in traditional sustainable viticultural management, low crop levels, minimal handling of fruit during processing and gentle pressing. This is an excellent vintage pinot noir with modest crop levels of beautifully ripened fruit, which has given the wine excellent depth and concentration. It was made entirely naturally using traditional Burgundian methods, without the addition of any micro-organisms. It was matured in French oak barriques for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.

Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2016
Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2016

"Super vibrant with plenty of earthy forest floor aromas as well as toasted spices.  The palate reveals a core of pristine dark cherry fruit flavor, beautifully judged ripe tannins and a level of effortless depth that singles this out as a consistently great New Zealand pinot noir."

- 96pts, Nick Stock,

Tasting Notes

"Mixed red fruit on the nose and a silky, medium to full-bodied palate give the 2015 Pinot Noir current appeal, but patient drinkers will be rewarded. It's richer and more complete than the 2014 yet retains a firmly tannic finish that suggests another year or two in the cellar would be of benefit.." - 91pts Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

At A Glance
Country Of Origin New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Grape Pinot Noir
Vintage 2015
Producer Pegasus Bay
ABV 14.0%
Style Medium-Bodied
Volume 750ml
Closure Screw-cap
Serving Suggestion Serve Room Temperature
Food Pairing Beef, Fish, Game, Lamb, Pork, Cream Based Dishes
Staff Suggestion Yes
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