Pencarrow Martinborough Chardonnay 2019 $23

Palliser Estate’s Pencarrow wines are named in honour of the stories of the famous lighthouse at the entrance to Wellington harbour. This chardonnay acknowledges the heroic Mary Jane Bennet, who single-handedly raised 5 children and took on the vital role of Pencarrow Lighthouse keeper when her husband died in 1855. This powerfully-built, fruit-stacked, feisty chardonnay will steer you around a core of toasted nectarine and citrus to dock in calmer, creamier seas. Delicious.