Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir


One of the greatest of all New Zealand wines, this Martinborough red is powerfully built and concentrated, yet seductively fragrant and supple. ‘Intense, opulent fruit with power beneath’ is founder Clive Paton’s goal. ‘Complexity comes with time.’ The grapes are drawn from numerous sites, including the estate vineyard, planted in 1980, and the vines, up to 39 years old, have a very low average yield of 4.5 tonnes of grapes per hectare. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts and maturation is for 11 months in French oak barriques (35 per cent new in 2017). The 2017 vintage (5*) is a very ‘complete’, highly perfumed wine. Full-coloured, it is savoury and supple, with deep, vigorous plum and spice flavours, seasoned with nutty oak, and a long, finely structured finish. A complex, very age-worthy red, it should be at its best 2022+.


Price: $75.00 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Rating: 5 Stars
Sweetness: DRY
Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir

This is a Super Classic

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