Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2017

Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2017

Martinborough, New Zealand   |    750ml   |    13%
Ata Rangi of New Zealand's Martinborough region has long been considered as one of the finest 'New World' Pinot Noirs, in fact their Estate Pinot Noir is widely regarded as the greatest example of the variety outside of Burgundy. Crimson is Ata Rangi's selection of fruit from younger parcels of vines from their various vineyards on the Martinborough Terrace. In their youth, vines tend to be more fruit expressive, gaining more complexity with time. Now, Crimson is developing more depth of flavour, with a mix of vines aged from 5 to 20 years.

The 2017 Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir again provides a wonderful entry-level to Ata Rangi, delivering plenty of drink-now pleasure at an exceptional value price

"17.5/20. Ruby-red colour with hints of garnet, showing moderate depth, a little lighter edged. The nose is finely proportioned with good intensity of dark red cherry and berry fruit along with a subtle thread of fresh and dark herbs, a touch of pepper and spice, and suggestions of nutty oak. Medium-bodied, the palate has sweet and juicy flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with subtle fresh and dark herb notes. The mouthfeel is lively and energetic, with light, grainy tannin extraction providing structure, framework and texture, and fresh lacy acidity lending brightness. The fruit richness is the feature and carries to an elegant, moderately long finish. This is an elegant and vibrant Pinot Noir with cherry, berry and subtle herb flavours on a palate with good textures and freshness. Serve with antipasto, tapas and Mediterranean cuisine over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit from younger vine parcels, clones Abel, Dijon, 5 and 10/5, vines 5-20 y.o., fully" - Raymond Chan, November 2018.

"93 Points. Juicy, sappy and quite tight with some reductive hints. The cool vintage has given some keen acidity with perfumed, herbal aromatics, bright raspberry fruit with a bit of grip. Sappy, fresh and structured with good acidity. This has an acid frame and it’s delicious, with a peppercorn." - Jamie Goode, December 2018.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Ata Rangi of Martinborough, New Zealand has long been considered as one of the finest 'New World' Pinot Noirs, in fact many regard it as the greatest example of the variety outside of Burgundy.

With an uncompromising approach to quality in the vineyard and winery, Ata Rangi always deliver a generously flavoured, superbly complex yet beautifully perfumed Pinot Noir.
New Zealand
Harvest Date: 2 March - 27 April 2017

Clones: Abel, Dijon clones, Clone 5, 10/5

Harvest Analysis: Brix 21.5-23.0

Bottling Date: February 2018

Cellaring: 5 to 10 years

Wine Analysis: Alc 13.0 %, TA 5.4 g/l

Winemaking: Hand-picked fruit. 100% de-stemmed with as much whole berry as possible intact. 2 to 6 days pre-fermentation maceration. Indigenous yeast ferments, hand plunged throughout. 2-3 weeks’ total tank time. Complete malo-lactic fermentation in barrel. Nine months in French oak (20% new).

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