Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir 2017

Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir 2017

Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir 2017
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Winery Details

    Five Stars | Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification

    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 PRIMA DONNA Pinot Noir 2017
    Immensely complex and engaging, the wine shows dark berry richness with warm spice, roasted nut, smoky bacon and forest floor nuances, leading to a gracefully powerful palate delivering multi-layered mouthfeel and silky tannins. Mouthfilling and sumptuous, finishing impressively long and gratifying.
    Rating: 97 Points, 5 Stars
    Source: Sam Kim – Wine Writer, NZ, Wine Orbit, www.wineorbit.co.nz


    Pegasus Bay PRIMA DONNA Pinot Noir 2017
    A selection of the best barrels from exceptional vintages and mostly from the oldest, ungrafted vines. Intense, elegant pinot noir with plum, dark cherry, floral, spice and anise flavours. Showing the benefit of a little bottle age but with potential to develop further. A very classy wine.
    Rating: 96 Points
    Source: Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review


    Pegasus Bay PRIMA DONNA Pinot Noir 2017
    Bright, clear ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim. The wine has an alluring bouquet, slowly growing with red fruit, cherries, dried cranberries, underlying spice, forest floor, dried herb and delicate flower, along with a hint of smoky minerals. Medium-bodied, sweet fruit of cherries, dried cranberries, hibiscus, unfolding mushroom, forest floor, dried herb, then cinnamon, grounded nutmeg lingers with minerals. The wine is complex and pretty, delicate with underlying power and strength. Integrated lacy acidity seductively gliding along a fine-grained, silky mouthfeel to linearity, enduring sweet fruit and floral. This seductive Pinot Noir with delicate sweet fruit and floral features on a silky mouthfeel with power, charm, and a long, satisfying finish. Only produced in exceptional years, selected from best barrels made from the oldest ungrafted vines in the vineyard…
    Rating: 19+/20
    Source: Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews