Pegasus Bay Vergence Pinot Noir 6pk 2018
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.
Pegasus Bay Vergence Red MK1 2018
100% whole bunch and carbonic Pinot Noir from Bendigo, Central Otago.
Meaty, spicy, all thyme and lavender, with strawberry and raspberry, with a little mocha oak. It’s sappy and herbal, something of a hoisin sauce flavour here, grainy tannin grip, and a meaty finish of tangy blood orange, coffee bean, and good length. Very interesting. Quite ‘out there’ but good in that way too.
Rating : 92 Points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Winefront