Pegasus Bay Chardonnay 6pk 2018

Pegasus Bay Chardonnay 6pk 2018

Pegasus Bay Chardonnay 6pk 2018
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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 Chardonnay 2018
    This is not your shy and retiring Chardonnay. Rich toasty notes, struck match and smoky bacon characters combine with ripe peach-like flavors. Although it is midweight in style, it’s a real mouthful of barrel-fermented Chardonnay, giving a firm, almost chewy impression, albeit in an appetizing way. This needs a couple of years in bottle to shed its oaky shackles.
    Rating: 92 points
    Source: Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous


    Pegasus Bay Chardonnay 2018
    The vines that pump out the fruit from which this chardonnay is crafted are over 30 years old. … Hand-picked after a super-hot summer, then whole bunch pressed and the juice was immediately put into large French Oak puncheons – 70% were older so that not too much oak flavour would be picked up. Then it was fermented ‘wild’ and aged on its lees before going through a natural malolactic ferment which softens the acids and brings in a layer of creamy complexity. Aroma-wise it’s a riot of peach, apple, grapefruit and caramelised spices, while the palate is seriously juicy and supported by solid acidity and seductively
    rich textures. 2018 shined light on this chardonnay and I love it!
    Rating: 4 stars
    Source: Yvonne Lorkin, www.yvonnelorkin.com NZ, March 2020


    Pegasus Bay Chardonnay 2018
    Big and bold.  Pretty well leaps out of the glass and says, ‘Hey, take me on!’.  Grapefruit, funky, ’reductive’ style, yeasty mineral aromas.  In the mouth, the funky aspects take a back seat and the palate opens up with ripe grapefruit, toasty hazelnut, canned peach and a long finish.
    Source: Phil Parker Ponsonby News, NZ