Here at Pegasus Bay we've been experimenting with Semillon for years, so it felt appropriate to use this variety as the core of our first Vergence white. Ultra-ripe Semillon from our 33 year old vines was fermented naturally with its solids to add some funky complexity, and then aged on lees in old oak barrels for 2 ¬¨¬®¬¨¬Æ‚âà√≠¬¨¬© years. A touch of Chardonnay, Muscat and Gewurztraminer were also included in the final blend to add aromatics and balance.
The longer than usual period in oak has given this wine a toasty and nutty character, with extra richness on the palate. There are also hints of citrus blossom and some floral notes. Skin contact during the fermentation has added savouriness, however the wine still has crisp acidity that provides for a lively and refreshing finish. A full bodied and complex wine, not for the faint hearted or unadventurous!
Michael Cooper, North & South magazine, NZ
" Highly distinctive, fragrant, complex bouquet, concentrated, ripe, stonefruit flavours, hints of herbs, spices and nuts, and a lasting finish.‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö‚àÇ‚Äö√†√∂‚àö√´‚Äö√†√∂≈ì√Ñ
94/100-Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, wineorbit.co.nz, NZ
" the bouquet is impressively complex and fragrant concentrated and wonderfully weighted rich texture, expansive mouthfeel finishing long and attractively savoury‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö‚àÇ‚Äö√†√∂‚àö√´‚Äö√†√∂≈ì√Ñ
VARIETAL | Semillon
VINTAGE | 2017
ALCOHOL | 13.7
VOLUME | 750ml
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