Pegasus Bay Riesling 2016
"Ripe lime and lemon fruits with some candied glacé citrus are cast across flinty and stony aromas." 93 Points - James Suckling
Pegasus Bay is a small family owned and operated vineyard and winery situated on the free draining north facing terraces of the Waipara Valley. They are meticulous in their vineyard where they practice environmental sustainability. Crop levels are naturally low, producing concentrated wines of character.
The colour is lemon-straw. 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 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.