Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir

The Waipara Valley will be hailed in years to come as one of the greatest sources of pinot noir in the southern hemisphere, and Pegasus Bay Prima Donna is already one of its unsung heroes. A barrel selection from twenty-seven-year-old vines, this is a voluptuous yet intricately structured pinot noir. Impressive depth of black cherry and liquorice fruit is honed with very fine, mineral tannins from roots plunging deep into river gravel terraces. $95 at Cellar d’Or and WineSnob.