Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 6pk 2020

Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 6pk 2020

Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 6pk 2020
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Winery Details

    Pegasus Bay is a family-owned and run business within the Waipara Valley, led by patriarch and Neuroscientist Ivan Donaldson. Free draining and low fertility soils produce low yields of high quality, flavourful grapes, which fully express the qualities of Pegasus Bay’s unique setting. The range of wines is led by diverse and ageworthy styles of Pinot Noir and Riesling, with highly expressive Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon blends complementing the portfolio.

Press Review

    Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 2020
    Picked late with a good portion of botrytis and fermented to dryness. The result is a ripe, complex riesling with ginger, cinnamon, anise, mandarin zest and bush honey flavours.
    Rating: 93 Points
    Source: Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review


    Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 2020
    Bright, pale yellow with a gold hue and some depth, even colour throughout. The nose is full and complex, filled the glass with aromas of lilies, beeswax, honey, unfolding mandarin, grapefruit zest, melon, along with ginger spice. Full-bodied, dry to taste, intense aromas packed on the palate. Mandarin, lemon, grapefruit zest melded with plush melon, unfolding beeswax, honey, white lilies and a spicy layer of ginger dusting. The fruit is rich and concentrated, enriched by the complexing characters of botrytised grape, showing profound nuances of beeswax, honey and white lilies. The ginger spice layer has clarity, elevated by integrated, mouthwatering acidity. A slightly unctuous mouthfeel retains complex flavours and contributes to an opulent appeal. This complex flavour bomb made from Riesling with a portion of botrytis infected grapes shows a sophisticated range of flavours with depth and intensity.
    Rating: 19+/20
    Source: Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

     


    Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 2020
    I’ve always thought of Pegasus Bay’s dry Riesling as a concentrated version of orange zest on speed, thanks to its incredible depth of flavour and impressively lingering finish, which lures you in for another sip or three. This new 2020 release is a little drier than in recent years, but the wine is consistently a stellar Riesling with purity, complexity, delicacy and power. It’s a wine for the long haul, but like all Bel Cantos, it’s a stunner right now too.
    Rating: 19/20
    Source: Joelle Thomson, Drinksbiz


    Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 2020
    Beguiling and powerful nose, matchstick, musk, dry honey, orange zest. Weight and depth to this, with a touch of spritz. The palate builds on the nose, adding orange and apricot kernel, while a touch of corruption adds interest and intrigue. A floral, sweetly fruited aspect runs through this, delightful texture too. Fascinatingly complex and long. Serious stuff.
    Rating: Outstanding Source: Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times, NZ, www.odt.co.nz