Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2018, Waipara

Blended White from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 25-Jan-2021
Bright, pale yellow with some depth and a green-gold hue, slightly lighter on the rim. The nose is full, tightly packed with nuances of mango, passionfruit, citrus zest and blossoms, along with struck match and flinty minerals. Medium-bodied, concentrated aromas of pink-grapefruit and its peels lead the palate, along with tropical fruit, spices, barrel flint and a hint of toffee linger to a very long, sustained finish. The flavours are complex and concentrated, build up by a smooth flow from sur lie and richness from barrel fermentation; along with searing acidity provides a strong backbone, great energy and longevity. This is a rich and complex Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend with a strong acid backbone and length. Match with cheese fondue and roasted pork belly over the next 6+ years. Approx 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon; fermented separately, Sauvignon Blanc mainly fermented in stainless steel with a small portion matured in new French barrels, Semillon fermented in oak puncheons. 13.5% alc. Both varieties aged on lees for 10 months before blending then further aged in bottles for another year. 19-/20 pts (94 pts) Jan 2021 RRP $34

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