Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2016

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2017

Martinborough, New Zealand   |    750ml   |    14%
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 newly released 2017 vintage of Ata Rangi Pinot Noir has already attracted plenty of attention and our limited stocks are sure to sell out quickly.

"95 Points. Straight off, I like this vintage. It’s kind of cool and minty, but with a rosy perfume, smoky brown spices, and something like sarsaparilla over a typical red cherry base. Tight, gently sappy, savoury and autumnal, with a distinct earthy/mineral feel, a persistent fine rasp of kitten’s tongue tannin, and a long sweet tangy orange and spice laced finish, firm stroke of tannin carrying it on. Well sophisticated. Yes. Tasted: Jul19 Alcohol: 13% Price: $95 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2021 - 2032+" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

"Cool, slightly minty stem notes accent bright cherry fruit in the 2017 Pinot Noir, most of which was picked before the rains, according to winemaker Helen Masters. It's crisp and medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, refreshing finish. It may be even longer-lived than I've suggested. Score: 93, Drink: 2020-2030" - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate Issue 241.

Availability: In stock

$84.90
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.
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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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