Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018
One of the world’s best Pinot Noirs with ample structure and moreish complexity.
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. Only the oldest and best parcels of fruit are used in this limited release Pinot Noir. The fabled Abel clone, allegedly smuggled from Burgundy in the mid-70s, makes up 40% of the blend and gives a complex, beautifully perfumed and structured wine.
Producer: Ata Rangi
Region/Country: Martinborough, New Zealand
Grape/s: Pinot Noir
Production Method: Sustainable viticulture. All different clones and vineyards were kept separate during fermentation with indigenous yeasts. After pressing, the wine was aged for 11 months in French oak, of which 35% was new. During this time, malolactic fermentation was completed. The wine was then blended and held for another six months prior to bottling.
Style: Extremely structured and moreish. Premium Pinot here.
Pairing Suggestion: Game, roasted meats, vegetarian dishes, Asian 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.