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

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2018

August 26, 2019By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2018 $20 Crafted from fruit picked ‘late’ so that the natural sugars accumulate to form a rich, honeyed, poached pear-packed style of pinot gris that also carries a hint of spritz on the finish.  It’s a style that shows a squeak of smoke, and dried herbs alongside classic roast … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2019

August 26, 2019By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $20 This is a juicy, lemony lick around the chops for anyone partial to punchy, tropical tastiness in their sauvignon.  Made by the team at Pegasus Bay, they’ve captured the Southern love in a classic, passionfruity, punch in the glass.  Crisp, uncomplicated, easy to sip sauvignon that’ll please … Read More

Pegasus Bay Virtuoso Waipara Chardonnay 2016

July 23, 2019By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Virtuoso Waipara Chardonnay 2016 $60 I don’t know what Mat Donaldson and the team at Pegasus Bay did in their past lives, but clearly they were lovely to puppies, helped lots of elderly people across the street, paid their taxes and put teaspoons of sugar water out for tired bumblebees to drink, because … Read More

Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Waipara Pinot Noir 2015

July 17, 2019By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Waipara Pinot Noir 2015 $95 From the second the first whiff of cocoa-covered cherries, black tea, wild berries, truffle and spice assail your nostrils, you know there’s no escape from its clutches.  It’s a dense, deliciously structured, statuesque example of what Waipara is capable of.  So lush, plush and poised, it’s … Read More