The Donaldson family have been seriously involved in wine since the early 70’s and were pioneers of local grape growing and wine making. Pegasus Bay is a family-owned and operated enterprise. Ivan Donaldson, wine writer and wine judge, oversees viticulture and wine styles. His wife Christine is business manger and their eldest son, Matthew and his wife Lynnette Hudson are qualified winemakers. Pegasus Bay is an entirely family-owned and operated enterprise. The Donaldson family have been seriously involved in wine since the early 1970’s and were pioneers of local grape growing and winemaking. A deep respect for the land with a long term view towards vine and soil health typifies the Donaldson Family’s approach to grape growing. Their 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. Minimal intervention at all stages from vine to bottle typifies their approach. They believe in traditional sustainable viticultural management. We aspire to capture the unique flavours of the vineyard in our wine.
The bouquet and flavour evoke impressions of nectarines, white fleshed peaches, yellow plums and rock melon, coating a core of citrus fruits. These intermingle with hints of toasted hazelnuts, marzipan, breakfast cereal, liquorice and black olives. The wine is concentrated and powerful in the mouth but stays quite restrained and refined. The lingering aftertaste is drawn out by lively minerality and tangy crispness.