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About This Wine
Palliser Estate is located in the small village of Martinborough itself and is named after the local geographical landmark of Cape Palliser which was, in turn, named after a British Naval Officer by Captain James Cook. The first grapes were planted at Palliser Estate in 1984 with the first commercial wines were released in 1989 and first exports in 1991. Today, the estate comprises some 92 hectares (around 228 acres) of vineyards planted with mainly Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc along with some Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
Palliser Estate Pencarrow Pinot Noir is made from primarily estate grapes. Pinot Noir Clones 5, 114, 115, 667, 777, Abel and MV6 are sourced from the Pinnacles, East Base and Palliser/Clouston vineyards. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts, fermented with 10% whole clusters and the wine is then aged 10 months in 25% new 228 L casks.
Palliser Estate is very serious about sustainability and was first winery in the world to be awarded ISO 14001-2004 Certification, which is effectively means they adhere to a sustainable environmental management system.
Chief winemaker is Allan Johnson.