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Pegasus Bay Reserve Bel Canto Dry Riesling 2022, North Canterbury

Riesling from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 25-Aug-2023
Bright, pale yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is full and complex, with aromas of gunflint over laying citrus, orchard fruit and crunchy minerals. Medium-full bodied, aromas of lime, green apple and mandarine form a taut core, unfolding beeswax, crushed rocks and smoky gunflint. Acid tension carries apple-skin-like phenolics and citrus zest along a light waxy mouthfeel. This Dry Riesling shows focus and linearity, accompanied by complex flavours and a textural mouthfeel. Match with smoked fish and pork hock terrine over the next 6+ years. Only produced in exceptional vintages, hand selected with a portion of botrytised grapes, fermented cool to 14% alc, 5.3 g/l RS. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Aug 2023 RRP $40  

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