Pegasus Bay – ‘Vergence’
VERGENCE is when the pupils of the eyes look outwards, in opposite directions, before focusing. Wine made under this label will first and foremost be delicious, while also reflecting our commitment to constantly evolving our wine styles. Keeping an open mind is essential for progress and at times this means looking outside the square, even when it’s untraditional, experimental or downright quirky. The composition of these wines may well change from vintage to vintage, either way, you can be sure they have not been made looking straight.
FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW
Pegasus Bay Vergence White MK1, WaiparaBlended White from New Zealand - Canterbury & WaiparaReview Date : 15-Sep-2020Brilliantly bright, straw-yellow with a lime hue, even colour throughout. The nose is inviting, well-packed aromas of chamomile, orange blossom and gunflint, melded with zesty citrus fruit, honey nuanced and a dusting of spices. Medium-bodied, flavours of an amalgam of citrus zest, interweave honey, jasmine tea, along with fragrant floral notes, lingers with gunflint details. The wine has lovely intensity and concentration, providing both weight and breath to the palate. The mouthfeel is unctuous and textural, flows smoothly with positive energy and drive, supported by lacy acidity, lingers to a long, sustained finish. This is a textural white blend with intense flavour concentration, a complex range of interest on a positive flow with flinty details. Match with Chinese crispy pork belly and smoked warehou over the next 3-5 years. Predominant ultra-ripe old vines Semillon, blended with Muscat, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay. Different fermentation and maturation techniques applied, including skin contact and lees ageing for some portions. 13.5% alc. 19-/20 pts Sept 2020 RRP $27
Pegasus Bay Vergence Red MK1, Central OtagoPinot Noir from New Zealand - OtagoReview Date : 15-Sep-2020Deep, ruby-black, slightly lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full, bright aromas of black cherries, field berries are well-packed in the glass. Herbal notes of thyme and pine interweave deep florals and subtle cinnamon spice. Medium-full bodied, succulent fruit of black cherries and an amalgam of cranberries, tamarillo forms a good core; along with cinnamon, pepper melded with herbal elements, and deep florals lifted smokey underlay. The tannin is fine-textured and powdery, lightly coated the palate and leaves a silky mouthfeel. The acid is soft and balanced, bridging the flavours to a lingering, elegant finish. This is a harmonious Pinot Noir with succulent fruit, herbal and floral details and a fine powdery palate. Match with Peking duck and dry-cured Capocollo over the next 5-7 years. 100% Pinot Noir from Bendigo vintage 2018. 100% whole bunches, carbonic maceration, fermented to 13.5% alc. Aged in French oak for 1 year. 18.5+/20 pts Sept 2020 RRP $40