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Palliser Estate Pencarrow Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Palliser Estate Pencarrow Sauvignon Blanc2018

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Tropical & fresh flower aromas on the nose. Light, soft & crisp palate. Bright, lively & energised wine with a citrus core. Easy drinking.

Why we love it: 

Nice alternative to Marlborough Sauvignon.

Drink with: 

Seafood of any kind.

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Tech

Sub-Region
Wairarapa
Blend Info.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol by Vol.
13%
Bottle Vol.
750ml
Serving Temp.
7 - 12 degrees
Closure
Screw cap

Producer

Palliser Estate

‘Palliser Estate’ is a Martinborough based boutique vineyard that produces internationally renowned wines, with an intercontinental outlook. Established over two decades ago, Palliser has made a name for themselves as a leading winery in the premium grape growing region of Martinborough. The team at Palliser strive for excellence and have been carefully looking after their little corner of the world producing world-class wine for the rest of us to enjoy.  

The first vineyards were planted in 1984 and we are seeing the character of the wines produced today as truly benefiting, developing and excelling from these older vines. With seven vineyards on their terrace, Palliser do everything they can to ensure only the best for their land. They are in the process of converting their winery and vineyards to organic management  - with some already fully converted - as they believe this will give their wines a distinctive and a sense of place.

The wines from Palliser have a very distinct character. They have two labels under the Palliser brand. Their flagship wines are the ‘Palliser Estate’ wines with their Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling being crowd favourites a Specialist Cellars. ‘The Pencarrow range’ are made in the same fashion as the estate range however are meant for early drinking, fruit forward profiles and are decidedly softer in style. Their Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are not to be missed.

For more information on Palliser Estate and their wines you can visit them here.

Region

Martinborough / Wairarapa

Although a small region, there’s no doubt about the fact Martinborough packs a punch. Producing some of New Zealand's most acclaimed wines and garnering a large following. The regions first vines were planted back in 1883, but it wasn’t until 1970 that heads started to turn and Martinborough was competing on the world stage. The region features a diverse selection of wines, but the silt loam and gravelly sub-soils of the Martinborough Terrace ensure pinot noir and sauvignon blanc grapes flourish.

The areas three sub-regions; Martinborough, Masterton and Gladstone and have similar grape varieties planted, but the differing terroir of each brings out unique flavours. The Wairarapa makes up 3% of New Zealand’s total production. This number is contributed to by the fact vineyard yields in the area below the national average, this alone is a large contributor to the regions success.

While Martinborough is a small colonial village with many of the producers in the area being family owned and run. Only a short drive north of New Zealand's’ capital city Wellington, the area is well situated as has earned the reputation as the wine hub of the Wairarapa. Gladstone is a little south of Masterton, Wairarapa's largest town and is one of the fastest growing wine regions in the country, luckily for us, it has plenty of room to grow!

Wairarapa is one of the coolest and driest areas in the north island, with climate and soil conditions similar to that of Burgundy, it’s no surprise that the wines produced in the area are some of New Zealand's finest.