Friday, 5 April 2013

TN : Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2010, Waipara Valley, New Zealand

The Sauvignon Blanc was picked during April 2010.  Different parcels were harvested at separate times during the month to achieve a spectrum of ripe aromas and flavours.  The Semillon was left on the vines until the end of May 2010 to ensure optimum physiological ripeness.  These two varieties were fermented separately by their natural indigenous yeasts.  The Semillon portion was in old French oak barrels to help the wines texture without adding oak flavour.  Both varieties were then aged on their deposit of yeast lees (sur lie) for six months to fill out the palate, the semillon still being in barrels. This wine was finally sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by JPC Wines AB.

Colour : Pale lemon

Aroma : Lemon, blackcurrant, leafy, orange, floor polish, peas

Taste : Lemon, peach, minerals, blackcurrant, leafy, long finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 149 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 97039

Website : Pegasus Bay

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