5 Stars
96 Points
5 Stars Bob Campbell MW

Perfectly Aged Prima Donna

  • Closure: Bottle Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

$130.00 $115.00 elsewhere $130.00

Regions : North Canterbury

Perfectly Aged Prima Donna

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Pegasus Bay wines are made to age and their wines tend to be released later than most wineries, holding them back until they feel they are beginning to be ready to drink. However these are wines that will improve further with cellaring and so each year a small limited cellar release is made of wines that are 10 years old – ready to enjoy and savour. 

Winery Notes (2009 Vintage)
"An exceptionally early budburst was brought about by a very mild spring. Warm summer days followed by an early, dry autumn with cool nights produced healthy, perfectly ripened grapes with vibrant fruit flavours. It was a splendid season in general and an exceptional one for pinot noir, producing wines of high quality.

Prima Donna is made in only special years and 2009 was definitely one of these. After maturing for 18 months we select the barriques which best reflect our vineyard and the season. Typically these come from our oldest vines. The wine is then carefully blended according to taste to produce Prima Donna.

It has a vibrant crimson hue, turning brown towards the edges. The unfolding aroma is multi-layered and complex, suggesting bright red fruits, blackberries, raspberries, black cherries and purple plums. There are also savoury nuances reminiscent of roast meats and grilled mushrooms, intermingled with whiffs of wood-smoke, showing evidence of bottle age. The palate entry is seductively light, but the wine seems to expand in the mouth to become rich and muscular, while retaining an even flow of velvety tannins. These at the same time excite but soothe the taste buds and draw out the wine’s long lingering finish."

5 Stars & 96/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, July 2019 (2009 Vintage)
"Re-release of a now ten year-old flagship pinot noir at a premium price. I was quite dismissive when I tasted the wine a while ago, but it has certainly gained ground both texturally and in terms of flavour profile. Rich, seamless and savoury pinot with plum, berry, baked earth, a hint of 'forest floor', leather and spicy oak flavours. The wine really opened up as it sat in the glass – worth decanting."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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