Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2020, North Canterbury

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 13-Sep-2022
Bright, pale yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is full, with striking aromas of struck match, roasted hazelnut overlying yellow fruit, and herbal elements. Full-bodied, aromas of nectarine, guava, pineapple interweave honeysuckle, ginger and herbs, unfolding roasted hazelnut and a struck match. The fruit is lush with good ripeness, supported by vibrant acidity. The flavours are complex and weighty; richness and ripe phenolics contribute to an unctuous palate and a lengthy finish. This complex and sophisticated Sauvignon Semillon blend possess ripe yellow fruit, herb, and spice details on a weighty and rich textured palate. Match with char-grilled swordfish and roasted pork over the next 6-8 years. A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc fermented in stainless steel with 50% whole bunch and matured on skins for 200 days. Semillon fermented in oak puncheons, both components aged on lees for approx 10 months and further aged a year in bottle before released. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Sep 2020 RRP $34

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