Pegasus Bay Vergence Red MKI Pinot Noir 2018

November 22, 2021By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Vergence Red MKI Pinot Noir 2018 $40 Waipara is Pegasus Bay’s home, but they’re fans of great fruit no matter where it comes from, so say hi to Central Otago! Vergence is all about pushing the oeno-envelope, so steady yourself for a 100% whole-cluster, carbonic and wild-fermented pinot.  Think whole bunches sealed in … Read More

Pegasus Bay Finale Waipara Noble Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019

November 2, 2021By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Finale Waipara Noble Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $42 Only made when the gods of noble rot feel so inclined to touch the vines with their fungal fingers, this dangerously delicious dessert wine is all kinds of evil on the sweet sensation front. Awash with toffee apple, candied citrus, dried mango and acres of … Read More

PEGASUS BAY BEL CANTO NORTH CANTERBURY DRY RIESLING 2020 $40 

October 13, 2021By Yvonne

PEGASUS BAY BEL CANTO NORTH CANTERBURY DRY RIESLING 2020 $40 Grown on the Glasnevin gravels in the lee of the Teviotdale Range, Pegasus Bay’s riesling vines are 30+ yrs old now and each year they strap in to help the Donaldson family create one of New Zealand’s most age-worthy wines. Named after matriarch Christine Donaldson … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2018

April 20, 2021By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2018 $52 So exotic and saucy on the nose, it could be the liquid equivalent of a Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B & Nicki Minaj co-ferment (Google them, you’ll understand) Perfumed with rain on moss, old tree trunks, sweet black tea and wild cherry – and the flavours on … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2019

April 10, 2021By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2019 $30 Smell that beeswax character? That’s coming directly from the high proportion of botrytis-infected fruit (the ‘noble’ rot) which adds sweetness and texture to the already ripe, lychee and ginger-soaked sensations present in the gewürztraminer grapes. Slick, smooth, slippery acidity and luscious length of flavour make this a classic. … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2020

February 17, 2021By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Rosé 2020 $20.99 The label describes this wine as being crafted from the ‘free run juice from a unique assemblage of varieties’, which means that a little bit of the first juice to run out of the press (delicate, fruity, high quality) from different grapes when they’re harvested, have been used … Read More

Pegasus Bay Vergence White MK1 NV

October 5, 2020By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Vergence White MK1 NV $27 I love that on the back label they’ve stated “Wine made under this label will first and foremost be delicious…” and lo, it doth occurreth. This multi-vintage thing of beauty is mostly made of old vine Semillon, blended with Muscat, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay and it’s … Read More

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