Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Waipara Pinot Noir 2010

August 13, 2020By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Waipara Pinot Noir 2010 $120 Ivan Donaldson planted the first vineyard in Canterbury back in 1976, ten years later, together with his wife Christine, he established Pegasus Bay.  Today all four of their sons and two spouses are all involved in the business and it’s fair rocketing along.  Prima Donna is … Read More

Pegasus Bay Aged Release Waipara Pinot Noir 2010

August 12, 2020By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Aged Release Waipara Pinot Noir 2010 $65 Back in 2006 the Donaldson family of Pegasus Bay began witholding stock and stashing it away to sleep quietly for at least a decade before being released again to the public.  Now it’s time for those 2010’s to really show us what they’re made of. Their … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2019

July 2, 2020By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2019 $20.90 Paired with Sticky braised chicken with star anise, ginger and chilli in Issue 92 of dish Magazine The Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2019 ($20.90) is the knees of the bees with this spice-heavy, sticky-braised bird and you need to try it tout suite! Perfumed with lanolin, ginger, … Read More

Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Waipara Pinot Noir 2016

April 18, 2020By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Waipara Pinot Noir 2016 $100 Mat Donaldson only makes a Prima Donna when the fruit is absolutely exceptional, which is good from a ‘guarantee of quality’ perspective, but it really gets up the goats of those wine aficionados with OCD who want nice, consistent vintage dates in their cellar collections.  The … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2018

March 12, 2020By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2018 $44 The vines that pump out the fruit from which this chardonnay is crafted are over 30 years old.  Now that might not seem that old, but if you think about New Zealand’s modern wine industry really only kicking off in the late 1980’s, and even then, the nation … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Merlot Cabernet 2018

March 8, 2020By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Merlot Cabernet 2018 $33 Boasting more berries than a jam session at Strawberry Shortcake’s house, this feisty, fleshy blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon shows that the southern climes can indeed shine so far as the big reds are concerned.  Showing signature plum, pepper and cocoa characters of merlot, alongside bay … Read More

Pegasus Bay Aged Release Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2009

January 27, 2020By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Aged Release Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2009 $40 The clever kids at Pegasus Bay had the foresight to squirrel away a stash of their sought-after pinot noir a decade ago in order to show us what its really capable of.  I love the juicy cherry and redcurrant characters, the evolvement of the spices, … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2017

November 11, 2019By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2017 ($30) Ginger Pork and Peanut Stir Fry – paired in CANVAS Nov 16 2019 I’m a sucker for bold, ballsy, aromatic white wines with any dishes where fresh ginger is the hero, which is why the shiny, new Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2017 ($30) perfectly shivers my timbers … Read More

Pegasus Bay Aged Release Prima Donna Waipara Pinot Noir 2009

September 8, 2019By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Aged Release Prima Donna Waipara Pinot Noir 2009 $120 I think the ‘Aged Release’ program that the team at Pegasus Bay have created (in order for people to be able to enjoy what a perfectly cellared, 10yo wine tastes like) is a joyous thing for muppets like me who didn’t manage to get … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2019

August 26, 2019By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2019 $20 If you thought, because it’s a rosé from the South Island, that it was bound to be made out of pinot noir, then you might need to saddle up and jump on a new horse because this is an ‘assemblage’ of different grapes that combined, make a crisp, … Read More