About the Wine
The Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir comes from low-yielding vines aged over 30 years old. The wine immediately declares its complex nature with a mix of dark and red fruit, as well as liquorice, herbs, spice and smoke. Fine-boned tannin and high acidity work alingside the beautiful flavours, well-rounded mouthfeel and long finish to create a thoroughly enjoyable wine that still has lots of life in it.
While Central Otago has built a name for itself as a source of great New Zealand Pinot Noir, the Canterbury region is showing that they, too, can grow and make superb offerings. Pegasus Bay's commitment to sustainable viticulture also means that the fruit it produces will be of the highest quality, which is great news for wine lovers.
About Pegasus Bay
Ivan Donaldson's journey into wine started in the 1970s. After receiving a wine-focused book from his girlfriend, Christine, they explored the vineyards of Europe and then returned to their home in New Zealand, planting one of the first vineyards in the Canterbury region. Ivan and Christine subsequently got married, and their story has become entwined with wine ever since.
The vineyard, planted in 1985, is home to an array of grapes, such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, with their reserve Pinot Noir – Prima Donna – receiving many very positive reviews for its incredible quality.