For this months beverage pairing we decided to highlight a beautiful orange wine from Cambridge Road Wineries in Martinborough, New Zealand. The Papillon Orange has notes of mandarin peel and jasmine, very light on the palate with a slightly bitter aftertaste which pairs nicely with the sweetness of the pavlova. Brilliant crunchy acidity but dry on the tongue this wine is also easily enjoyable on it’s own, at a price point of $25-30 you can definitely taste the value. Keep an eye out for this and other wines from this outstanding winery located on the north island of New Zealand.
Now everyone knows that drinking a wine that compliments your food can only heighten the experience. The list of great Italian wines is endless, but we chose this bottle both because of its unique story and because it works so well with the richness of our dish. This wine is from Lazio, Italy and is actually made in a monastery by the Cistercian nuns who live there. The Coenobium white blend is our wine of choice for this month. At roughly $25 a bottle its a great wine and a great value. If your having trouble locating this bottle try to find a wine made with either trebbiano or verdicchio as these grapes aren’t too fruity and boast a pungent acidity.