Pegasus Bay Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from New Zealand

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Item No. 94899
  • RP93
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Winemaker's Notes

"The 2005 Chardonnay exhibits a more Puligny-style nose with touches of limestone and granite on the palate, still quite tight and needing another year in bottle.

Although winemakers Matthew Donaldson and Lynette Hudson look as if they have just got in from an all-night rave, they are presently producing some of New Zealand's most exhilarating, Burgundyinspired white wines, their reds suffused with earthy flavors. They are demonstrating the potential of the Canterbury wine region and constitute one of New Zealand's best producers. Their whites are exhilarating and seem best between a year in bottle and around five years."
-Wine Advocate

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Wine-making philosophy: Our aim is to grow grapes of the highest quality which fully express the features of the vineyard, and to handle these with the utmost respect. Natural methods and as little intervention as possible at all stages from vine to bottle typify our approach. We believe in sustainable viticultural management, organic techniques, low crop levels, minimal handling...

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Learn About Other New Zealand

A few other New Zealand areas include the region of Auckland, high up on the North Island, Nelson, sitting to the west of Marlborough, and Canterbury, just under Waipara on the South Island. Most wines in New Zealand will come from a designated area and say so on the label. Notable Facts Auckland was one of the first wine growing regions of the country, but now produces...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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