Classy and considered, this is a superb Sauvignon Blanc. Yet to be released in Australia and New Zealand, what a treat it is to have a sneak peek at wines like these.
Pegasus Bay normally release a Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend but the deck chairs have been moved for a few reasons and here we are with a straight Sauv Blanc. Mind you, there is a small portion of Semillon still present in this wine.
Still so new it is yet to be labelled hence the Sauvignon/Semillon bottle pic above but you get the idea.
Portions of whole berries were barrel fermented and they sat on skins for 100 days delivering a terrific textural presence.
Passionfruit, guava and lemons stir up the excitement levels. You get a sense this is bounding along on its toes. A fine ribbon of minerality sways through the core of the wine with an ever so faint and delicate creaminess. Cut green herbs plus some pineapple sage and one more dose of lemon juice have the parting words as that fine textural detail lingers. This is how you make Sauvignon Blanc people - bravo!
95/100Region: Waipara, NZ