Ata Rangi `Célèbre` 2016
Perfumed and structured, dark fruits, subtle spices and perfectly balanced tannins.
Ata Rangi consistently produce some of the southern Hemisphere’s best wines, particularly Pinot Noir and Cabernet blends. Farming is sustainable on the estate and the wines are guided with deft hands. They show enviable structure and age ability allied with bright fruits and lovely perfume. Célèbre is a take on classic Right Bank Bordeaux, a Merlot dominant blend with a splash of Syrah and Cabernet in the mix.
Wine: Ata Rangi Celebre
Producer: Ata Rangi
Region/Country: Martinborough, New Zealand
Grape/s: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Production Method: Sustainable viticulture. Warm ferment, malolactic fermentation in barrel, with 25% new French oak. 17 months maturation in barrique (20% new).
Style: Dark fruited, supple and juicy yet fresh.
Pairing Suggestion: Roasted meats, vegetarian dishes, cheese courses
Ata Rangi is renowned for its Pinot Noir and is widely regarded as New Zealand's top Pinot Noir producer. The oldest Pinot Noir vines, which include a clone allegedly smuggled from Burgundy, were planted in 1980. Ata Rangi also produces a range of white wines, including the very fine 'Craighall' Chardonnay.