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Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2019, North Canterbury

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 12-Nov-2021
Bright, pale yellow with some depth and a green sheen. The wine has an enticing bouquet, softly penetrating generous aromas of citrus, apple interweave asparagus spears, nettle, smoky flint, toasted almonds and custard. Medium-bodied, the palate is intense and concentrated, creamy custard texture carries lemon, citrus peels, apple, unfolding asparagus, nettle, white spice, gunflint and a hint of nuttiness. The Sauvignon Blanc portion shows lush fruit and herbaceous details; the Semillon portion contributes to a waxy, oily texture, along with brilliant acidity. The combination offers a great deal of complexity and punch, with the rich, concentrated nuances, lends a sophisticated, long finish. Match with fish pie and lemon chicken over the next 5-8 years. A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon, fermented separately, Sauvignon Blanc in stainless steel with one third on skins approx, Semillon fermented in oak puncheons. A small percentage of Sauvignon Blanc was aged in new French barrels. Both varieties aged on their lees for approx 10 months, further aged for a year in bottle before being released. 14% alc. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Nov 2021 RRP $34

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