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Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Riesling 2017 White Wine 75cl

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Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 2017 comes from the Waipara Valley of North Canterbury New Zealand and is produced by The Donaldson Family. The unique position of their vineyards on north-facing terraces of New Zealand's Southern Alps produces a low yield of optimally ripened, high quality grapes, the warm days and cool nights draw out the ripening period while retaining good natural acidity.

After an extended ''hang time'' the grapes were picked with a portion of noble botrytis which helps express the regions unique varietal features. The free run juice is fermented slowly at cool temperatures to retain vibrant fruit character. At all stages, the wine is handled very carefully to keep a little of the natural carbon dioxide resulting in a small amount of spritzing adding extra liveliness to the wine.

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Pairs well with…

  • White Meat
Grape: Riesling
Awarded 93 Points - Nick Stock

Awarded 95 Points - Sam Kim

Awarded 94 Points - Bob Campbell MW
An abundance of citrus on the nose, particularly orange zest, a trademark for North Cantebury Rieslings. There are also aromas of apricot, ginger and spice. The influence of the botrytis results in a rich full-bodied wine, yet it still retains a refreshing acidity and dry finish.
Pairs beautifully with any raw, cured or smoked fish as well as fresh shellfish or pork dishes.
More Information
Wine Brand Pegasus Bay
Country New Zealand
Volume (cl) 75
ABV (% vol) 14.5
Wine Style Dry
White Wine Expression Elegant, Fresh, Fruity
Wine Region Waipara Valley
Gift boxed No
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