Vergence MK II Red by Pegasus Bay 2021

January 8, 2023By Yvonne

Vergence MK II Waipara Red by Pegasus Bay 2021 $40 For Mat Donaldson, winemaker at Pegasus Bay, his Vergence range is all about pushing the oeno-envelope, so steady yourself for an unusual blend of some whole-bunch pinot noir and whole-berry cabernet sauvignon that’s earthy, cherry-driven and laced with soft spearmint, plum, bay and tobacco leaf … Read More

Pegasus Bay North Canterbury Sauvignon Semillon 2020

December 18, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay North Canterbury Sauvignon Semillon 2020 $34 Buy. This. Wine. Now. Go! Goddamn it!! I don’t even know how to start telling you how incredibly delicious this wine is. It’s been a long time since I’ve just been so moved by a wine that I literally feel like running out into the street to … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2022

December 6, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2022 $21 From a cooler-than-average summer, comes a spicy, zesty gewurztraminer which boasts all the classic aromatics I love (lychee, ginger, manuka honey and jasmine) but injects baking spices like clove and nutmeg alongside dried citrus peel and crystalised mango. It’s a plump, plush, sexy thing to sip, yet has … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Muscat 2018

October 22, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Muscat 2018 $30 Gloriously golden in the glass, this musky, Turkish Delight-scented superstar is laced with fresh ginger, beeswax, lime zest and scorched apricots on the nose and palate. It’s incredibly rich and slightly smoky, and shows a kick of fresh, crunchy acidity and there’s a splash of sweetness and lusciousness … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Gewürztraminer 2021

September 27, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Gewürztraminer 2021 $30 This wine is so beautifully balanced, it’s like the liquid equivalent of a Simone Biles beam routine. Released in the 30th anniversary year of Peg Bay brilliance, this gewürz glows with candied lychee, crystalised ginger, a whiff of white pepper, persimmon and showing a soft, creamy, peachy undertone. Clean … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Merlot Cabernet 2019

August 21, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Merlot Cabernet 2019 $34 Three years on from harvest and this soothing, saucy Bordeaux-style blend is soothing, lithe, cocoa and coffee-edged. A saucy blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec and cabernet franc, it was aged in French oak for 18 months (25% of the barrels were new) which encouraged the wine … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Chardonnay 2019

July 29, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Chardonnay 2019 $44 Who needs the Commonwealth Games when you’ve already got a glass full of gold right here? An absolute Southern icon chardonnay, this wine roars with smoked apricot and juicy nectarine niceness while the palate is generously layered with stonefruit and grapefruit intensity. It’s beautifully balanced, and boasts slightly charred … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2021

June 1, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Chardonnay 2021 $16.99 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Black bean and corn quesadillas in CANVAS in the NZ Herald June 4 2022  Match the comforting creaminess of the black beans and cheese and the sweetness of the corn with a bodaciously brisk chardonnay bursting with grapefruit, nectarine and cinnamon toast tastiness like … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020

January 7, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020 $24.99 Made by the folk at Pegasus Bay and named after the mountainous backbone of New Zealand’s South Island, this superbly-priced pinot noir boasts a beautifully integrated red fruits and smoky, savoury notes. 40% of the grapes were fermented as whole bunches which injects some succulently chewy stem … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020

January 6, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020 $20 Here ye gewürztraminals!! My What’s Your Wine Wednesday highlight is the glorious Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020 ($20) from the frisky folk at Pegasus Bay Winery. It’s crammed with juicy lychee and punchy, peachy flavours, edged with ginger and spice and layered with luxurious textures from start … Read More