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Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2020, North Canterbury

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 11-Jul-2022
Deep, ruby-red with a purple core, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and with intensity, packed with aromas of dark cherry, plum layered with black pepper dusting, savoury earth, mushroom undergrowth and deep floral fragrances. Medium-full bodied, savoury on the entry, mushroom, fermented soy melded with dark cherry and plum, unfolding black pepper, liquorice and lavender, violet rich floral. Toasty oak added a layer of cinnamon and nutmeg spices and a silky, mouth-filling presence. Balanced, lacy acidity shined lights on the earthy and spicy palate. This is a rich, dark-toned Pinot Noir packed with earth, savoury elements, and a silky, fragranced palate. Match with slow-cooked lamb shoulder and truffle risotto over the next 8+ years. Fermented with 40% whole bunches approx, the rest destemmed, cold soaked for a week and fermented naturally to 13% alc, post ferment maceration for up to a week, aged in French oak barriques for 15 months, 40% new oak. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) July 2022 RRP $50

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