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Pegasus Bay Virtuoso Chardonnaytext

Pegasus Bay Virtuoso Chardonnay 2013

Waipara Valley, South Island, New ZealandAlmost thirty year old vines, terraced on a north-facing Waipara site yield lovely density and earthy smoked stone throughout a textural, ripe and full palate. The concentration and heft is very well supported by an equally potent spire of acidity. This was wild yeast fermented in puncheons, where it was aged sur lies. Powerful and complexed, this will last a decade in the cellar easily.Tasted: 23 January 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: NZ 43.00 NZ Producer: Donaldson Family Ltd.Distributors: Empson Wines Canada
Grape: Chardonnay