Pegasus Bay, Estate Riesling, Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, New Zealand 2020
(at London, 04 Jun 2023)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2035
Made with about 20% of botrytised fruit, this is the medium-dry style in the Pegasus Bay range. The nose is shy at first, showing only gentle notes of ripe pear and quince; with more air, hints of candied orange peel appear. The palate comes with beautiful concentration and the 26.5g/l of residual sugar make this rich, coming across as candied clementine and mandarin peel. This strikes a most gorgeous balance with a mid-palate brimming with ripe, juicy peach and citrus. It is a rich but bravura take on Riesling, striking a natural balance, with an emollient richness and all the flavours of candied citrus.