Pegasus BayMaestro Merlot Cabernet Malbec 2016Product code: 9410
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Taking inspiration from Bordeaux, Pegasus Bay Maestro Merlot Cabernet Malbec exemplifies New Zealand's mastery over wine production. This harmonious blend seduces with its complex bouquet of black cherries, ripe plum and gentle hints of spicy oak. The palate is a medley of dark fruits, balanced beautifully with velvety tannins and a smoky finish. The ageing potential is impressive, granting one the pleasure of encountering evolving flavours. Undoubtedly, the Maestro wine provides a truly luxurious experience for any discerning wine lover, showcasing a delightful interplay between New Zealand's terroir and the finesse of traditional winemaking.
It is dark purple and inky in appearance. Stacked in layers are a plethora of both dark fruit and savoury aromas. Blackcurrent, dark plum and cassis are straddled with earthy notes of mushroom, leather, black olive and woodsmoke. Plump and succulent in the mouth, yet with satisfying concentration and ripe tannins that add structure and complexity. Bound together with a core of refreshing acidity that balances the wine perfectly and prolongs its finish. While ready to drink on release, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.
About the Winery
Nestled within the heart of New Zealand's wine-producing region, Pegasus Bay winery is a true spectacle of viniculture. This family-owned estate sprawls across four hectares in the captivating Waipara Valley. Known for its exceptional wines, Pegasus Bay prides itself on creating vintages which expertly capture the very essence of their sun-soaked terroir.
A true jewel in the crown of New Zealand's wine industry, the vineyard is renowned for the high quality of its Rieslings, Pinot noirs and Chardonnays. The winery utilises traditional production techniques to preserve the natural character of their grapes. As a result, every Pegasus Bay bottle proudly exhibits the unique flavour profiles associated with the Waipara region: crisp, fruity notes for their white wines and robust, earthy undertones for the reds.
Days at Pegasus Bay winery unfold amidst a feast for the senses. The stunning vineyard vistas, resplendent under the glowing New Zealand sun, provide backdrop to the intimate wine-tasting sessions. Guests are invited to savour the estate's finest selections on leisurely afternoons, beneath the vast expanse of the cerulean Canterbury sky.
Turning the spotlight towards sustainability, Pegasus Bay demonstrates a deep commitment towards environmentally responsible winemaking practices. They've integrated biodynamic principles, recycling organic waste, and maintaining a natural pest management system throughout their growing and harvesting process.
Complementing their commendable wine repertoire is a gastronomic menu offered at the winery's restaurant. This award-winning eatery serves dishes prepared with local, seasonal ingredients that harmonise with the winery's offerings.
However, it’s not just about the wine and food at Pegasus Bay. The estate boasts an amphitheatre which plays host to regular events including concerts, theatre performances and wine festivals.
In the realm of New Zealand winemaking, Pegasus Bay is more than a winery. It represents a commingling of family legacy, tradition and relentless pursuit of quality. All these elements unite to cocoon visitors in an unparalleled wine-tasting experience that tells a story in every sip. And let's not forget the exquisite view..