Pegasus Bay

Pegasus Bay Encore Noble Riesling 2017 375ml


Pegasus Bay Encore Noble Riesling 2017 375ml

5 Stars & 19.5/20 (98) Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews

Encore is part of our reserve series and is only made in exceptional years, being dependent on specifi c conditions at the end of the season leading to noble rot. This wine is made in the style of an Alsatian Selection des Grains Nobles, or a German Trockenbeerenauslësen. Riesling grapes were left to hang until late autumn, and then handpicked, choosing the most beautifully noble botrytic fruit. Further hand selection was carried out in the winery, retaining only the best berries. These were gently pressed, and a small amount of very rich juice obtained. This was transferred into tank, where it was left to gradually ferment at low temperatures over many months, to preserve varietal purity and help the wine express the unique characters of our region.


On release, it has a striking bright gold appearance. A plethora of lush and decadent aromas delight the nose. Ripe melon, quince, honey, and perfume are fl anked by deeper impressions of crème brulée, marmalade, lemon meringue and sweet spice. The palate is unctuous and concentrated, with a multi layered and palatial mouthfeel. Complementing this perfectly is a seam of lively and refreshing acidity, adding structure and paving the way for a long, pleasurable fi nish.

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