Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2015
This wine has aromas and flavours of passionfruit, pawpaw, lemon zest and tropical spices.
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. Pegasus Bay vineyard is situated within the Waipara Valley, guaranteeing maximum protection from the Pacific's easterly breezes by being tucked up under the lee of the Teviotdale Range.
While ready to drink on release it should develop additional layers of complexity with careful cellaring over several years.
This wine has aromas and flavours of passionfruit, pawpaw, Turkish musk and tropical spices intermingled with a splash of freshly crushed thyme and mint. In the mouth it is full-bodied and concentrated but muscular rather than opulent. The finish is firm, dry and lingering.
|Country Of Origin||New Zealand|
|Grape||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Chilled|
|Food Pairing||Salads, Seafood, Shellfish|