Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Martinborough 2009
owned and managed by Clive Paton, his wife Phyll and Clive's sister Alison. Clive planted the originally bare, stony 12-acre home paddock at the edge of the Martinborough village in 1980 and, in doing so, was one of a handful of people who pioneered grape growing in the area. Ata Rangi Pinot Noir is now widely considered a leading New World example. In February 2010 it was awarded an inaugural New Zealand "Grand Cru" status. Dark brooding plum, cherry-stone aromas and exotic spice lead to a rich, dense palate characterised by firm but supple tannins and a deliciously 'Martinborough’ gamey, savoury complexity. Although subdued on the nose at this early stage, the long, long finish is laden with fruit weight and intensity that speaks volumes of the promise of aromas and flavours yet to unfold - the intrigue and fascination of classic Pinot Noir.
External Reviews for Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Martinborough
Deep crimson but with quite a pale rim. Very fresh and succulent and burgundian. Delicate cherry fruit - sweetest Beaune? Lots of sweetness on the front but polished too with a lovely savoury finish. Very fine and velvety. Already pleasurable to drin... Jancis Robinson. A Pinot Noir wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2009 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 750ml
A Pinot Noir wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2009 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 750ml
A lighter coloured vintage for Ata Rangi - red fruit (cherry), plum, a musk and rose perfume and plenty of spice with the promise of some mulchy, earthy forest-floor like flavours to come. It's full in the mouth, although not heavy, with an almost cr... Wine Front. A Pinot Noir wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2009 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 750ml