Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2016 - Martinborough, New Zealand

Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2016 - Martinborough, New Zealand


The Story

Ata Rangi os one of the pioneers of the region and Clive Paton was one of the first to plant grapes on the Martinborough Terrace in 1980. The winery has since gone on to become a legend of the New Zealand wine industry. Home of the Gumboot clone of Pinot Noir, a cutting from the vineyards of Domaine de la Romanée Conti allegedly smuggled back into the country by an enterprising Kiwi in a pair of gumboots. In 2010 Ata Rangi was honored with the Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa award, New Zealand's equivalent of Grand Cru status and wine-maker Helen Masters consistently produces some of the countries finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

M+Q Notes

The 'Crimson' is sourced from 10-20 year old vines in the heart of the Martinborough Terrace and 2016 was a superb vintage. It beautifully fragrant with aromas of violets, dark cherry and plum, notes of bitter chocolate and a hint of tobacco. The palate has a lovely weight with fine velvety tannins. It is no surprise that this wine has a big reputation.

Food Suggestion

Casareccia Pasta with Lamb Ragu



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