A great intro to the house style. Complex aromatics alongside a fruity yet earthen palate.
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. Crimson shows a complex nose with aromas of cranberry, raspberry and carraway alongside an earthy spice element. The palate is finely structured with bramble fruit flavours, fine tannins and a savoury finish,
Wine: Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir
Producer: Ata Rangi
Region/Country: Martinborough, New Zealand
Grape/s: Pinot Noir
Production Method: Sustainable viticulture. Stainless steel fermentation with indigenous yeasts prior to 9 months maturation in French oak barrels (20% new)
Style: Fresh and vibrant with ample body
Pairing Suggestion: White meats, game, 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.