Ata Rangi `Craighall` Martinborough Chardonnay 2017
A superb example of Martinborough Chardonnay, perfectly balanced with bright acidity.
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. Craighall shows a clean, precise nose of ripe pear and jasmine flowers with savoury aromas of cashew and almond leading onto the elegant palate.
Wine: Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay
Producer: Ata Rangi
Region/Country: Martinborough, New Zealand
Production Method: Sustainable viticulture. Unsettled juice was fully barrel fermented in Burgundian oak barriques, of which 24% were new, using indigenous yeasts. The wine was aged in barrel on lees for 12 months before bottling.
Style: Fresh and vibrant with ample body
Pairing Suggestion: White meats, seafood, Japanese cuisine
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.