As one of the first areas to plant New Zealand Pinot Noir, and to put it on the map internationally, Martinborough offers an arguably more complex and interesting palate than its contemporaries — making it an excellent talking point at any gathering.
A testament to the evocative power of Wairarapa Pinot Noir in all its shades is Palliser Estate. The winery forever seeks the fullest potential of the harvest — one that is not tamed, but transformed through patience and craft. Encapsulating the potential of Pinot Noir in its Four Shades of Palliser package, you can taste the best of the region from anywhere in New Zealand this long weekend.
The exploratory set includes Estate and Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs, highly sought after by on-the-nose oenophiles. For summer afternoons by the sea, the 2021 Rosé, made out of 100 percent Pinot Noir with masterful minimum skin contact, is dry, pretty and delicate to drink. Alongside this, The Rose is a beautifully creamy rosé méthode traditionnelle for celebrations to remember.
To toast to the magic of Martinborough — as bottled by Palliser Estate — we are giving away a case of its Four Shades of Palliser set to enjoy from anywhere this long weekend. It includes two bottles of Palliser Estate’s Rosé, two of The Rose, one bottle of its Pinot Noir, and one of the Single Vineyard Pinot Noir. Also setting the scene is a Palliser Estate picnic blanket, glassware and wine stoppers. For food pairings, there will be a $500 Farro voucher and some of the limited-edition Wellington Chocolate Factory x Palliser Estate festive chocolate bars. Masterful.
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