Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2016

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2016

Martinborough, New Zealand   |    750ml   |    14%

98 Points - Nick Stock | 98 Points - Bob Campbell MW

Ata Rangi of New Zealand's Martinborough region 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, Ata Rangi always deliver a generously flavoured, superbly complex yet beautifully perfumed Pinot Noir. The 2016 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir is already receiving widespread acclaim and our limited stocks are sure to sell out quickly.

"98 Points. This has all the cherry and spice and perfume that defines this consistently stunning pinot noir, as well as a sense of immense freshness. The palate has deceptive lightness and tannins that are supple and caressing and that kick fresh and expansive out through the finish. Succulent and elegant. A great vintage for this wine. Drink now. Screw cap." - Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com.

“98 Points. Elegant, supple and very vibrant pinot noir, with seductively-layered floral, red rose, cherry, red fruits, dried herb and mixed spice flavours. Very long and linear wine that demonstrated real power delivered with great subtlety. A wonderfully pure pinot noir with a distinctive house/vineyard style and a proven ability to age graciously.” - Bob Campbell MW, bobcampbell.nz.

"19.5/ 20. Moderately deep ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim with purple hues. The nose is elegantly proportioned with taut and tightly bound aromas of ripe black cherry and black berried fruits entwined with savoury dark herbs, revealing complexing nuances of undergrowth and minerals, unveiling some whole bunch stalk perfumes. This has refined and serious detail. Medium-bodied, the palate has rich, sweet and succulently vibrant flavours of black cherries and black berried fruits melded with savoury dark herbs, complex whole bunch stalk elements, unfolding subtle notes of violet florals and minerals. The fruit possesses great vitality and energy, and is supported by plenty of fine-grained, flowery tannin extraction, with gently refreshing, lacy acidity. The palate has wonderful concentration and linearity and the wine carries with real drive to a very long and sustained finish of black fruits, savoury dark herbs and whole bunch nuances. This is a superbly concentrated Pinot Noir possessing flavours of Abel clone influenced black fruits, savoury dark herbs and complex whole bunch notes on a refined and well-structured palate with immense vitality. Match with slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 8-10+ years. A blend of clones, approx. 40% Abel, with 5, Dijon clones and 10/5 from the company’s oldest vines, indigenous yeast fermented with 30% whole clusters to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 20-26 days on skins and aged 11 months in 35% new French oak, blended, and then held for a further 6 months. 19.5/20 Jun 2018" - Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz.

Availability: In stock

$79.90
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.
6
New Zealand
Martinborough
750
14
Only the oldest parcels of fruit are used in this, our premium Pinot Noir. The fabled Abel clone, allegedly smuggled from Burgundy in the mid-70s, makes up 40% of the blend. The result is a very complex, structured wine, beautifully perfumed in the classic Ata Rangi style. Exotic spice of star anise and sandalwood layer with dark cherry and rose petal on the nose. As is a hallmark of our Pinot, a savoury herbal note reminiscent of oregano offsets more overt fruit characters. The palate is bright, fluid and focused. Fine tannins build through the mid palate carrying the wine to a long elegant finish.

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