Pegasus Bay Merlot Cabernet 2013

Pegasus Bay Merlot Cabernet 2013

$31.00 $29.45 NZDPer Bottle

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On release, the wine is deep ruby colour. Its abundant aromas and flavours suggest wild blackberries, purple plums, cassis, and chocolate mocha, with underlying hints of vanilla pod, spice and roasted nuts. The palate is rich but muscular with a backbone of ripe tannins that provide a savoury aftertaste of black olive tapenade.


4.5 STARS – Michael Cooper, November 2016

91 POINTS – Bob Campbell MW, June 2016

90 POINTS – Cameron Douglas MS, July 2016

  • Waipara
  • Pegasus Bay
  • 2013
Case sizes are sold in multiples of 6 x bottles
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We used the traditional methods that are employed to make Bordeaux’s celebrated red wine, Claret. After picking during May the grapes were fermented by their indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. During this process the juice was regularly drained from the tanks and sprayed back over the surface of the cap of floating grape skins to keep it moist and healthy. After this primary fermentation was finished the tanks were sealed and the grape remnants were allowed to steep, or macerate in the newly formed wine for several weeks to help improve the wine’s body and structure. The exact period of this process was determined by daily tasting. The wine was then drained off and put on to French oak barriques. In the summer after harvest it underwent natural spontaneous malolactic or secondary fermentation. It was in these barriques for two years, during which time it underwent several rackings, enabling it to clarify naturally. The various batches were then blended according to taste before bottling. This wine is predominantly merlot and cabernet sauvignon with a small amount of malbec.


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4.5 STARS - Michael Cooper, November 2016
91 POINTS - Bob Campbell MW, June 2016

90 POINTS - Cameron Douglas MS, July 2016