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PEGASUS BAY GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2021

Excellent Cameron Douglas MS
93 Points
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.9%
  • Grape: 100% Gewürztraminer

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Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Harvest was deliberately delayed until the berries had developed an ideal amount of botrytis. After picking, the grapes were crushed and then left in contact with their skins. Following pressing, the cloudy juice was transferred into old oak puncheons, where it was left to ferment naturally. The wine was then matured for approximately 6 months in these barrels prior to bottling.

On release the wine has a bright lemon tone. Exotic and perfumed, the nose is an enchanting patchwork of floral, tropical and spicy fragrances. Impressions of roses, honeysuckle, and wildflower cascade from the glass, flecked with pineapple, ginger, nutmeg and Turkish delight, along with a whisp of barrel flint. Due to the varietal intensity of Gewürz, some additional winemaking techniques have been employed to give the wine extra complexity. Skin contact and fermenting with solids provide increased structure and a subtle hint of struck match, while the oak aging and lees contact adds mouth feel. The palate is textural and weighty, framed with ripe phenolics and mellow acidity that balance the wine. A touch of bittersweet apricot kernel compliments its off dry style, adding length and prolonging the finish."


Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, July 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Fantastic bouquet of exotic fruits and flowers, there’s a fine spicy quality, definitive varietal core and distinctive power. Flavours of spiced quince and apple, fresh white nectarine and a fruit bowl of tropical fruits lays out the foundation of flavour. There’s no mistaking the texture – touching all sections of the palate with a light phenolic bitterness back palate reminding me of some noteworthy Alsace examples. I relly enjoy this style of wine – its attributes engage the palate with a satin cream texture, contrasting phenolic mouthfeel and core of orchard and tropical fruits. Great acid line and finishing dry. Best drinking from late 2022 through 2029."


Reviews for previous vintages below…


5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Upfront and fabulously perfumed, showing pineapple, lychee, Turkish Delight, dried flower and mixed spice aromas on the nose. It's sumptuous and plush on the palate, exhibiting creamy mouthfeel and mellow acidity, leading to a wonderfully long gratifying finish. Style: Off-dry. At its best: now to 2030."


5 Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"Estate-grown at Waipara, in North Canterbury, the 2019 vintage was fermented and matured for six months in old oak puncheons. Light lemon/green, it is a ripely perfumed, softly mouthfilling wine, with deep lychee, pear and spice flavours, gentle sweetness (11 grams/litre of residual sugar), good complexity, and a slightly oily texture. A very harmonious wine, it's already delicious."


4 ½ Stars Yvonne Lorkin, April 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"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."

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