http://bs.serving-sys.com/BurstingPipe/adServer.bs?cn=tf&c=19&mc=imp&pli=12555888&PluID=0&ord=14328854990077&rtu=-1


 


+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close
Exel wines GBP 20.56 375ml
USD $
Exel wines GBP 35.75 750ml
USD $

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Martinborough 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Exotic aromas of mahogany and sandalwood lead to supple flavors of red licorice, cranberry, cherry and raspberry that areelegant, precise and balanced. Clove and nutmeg details persist on the finish.Wine Spectator 94pts "Top Scoring Pinot Noirs from New Zealand"June 15 2012*This wine from Ata Rangi was the top scoring wine in this tasting.*

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.2 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Ata Rangi Ltd:
ATA RANGI "new beginning" or "dawn sky" was a barren 5-hectare paddock when Clive Paton bought it in 1980. He was one of a handful of winemaking pioneers in Martinborough, then a forgotten rural settlement, who were attracted to the area by three key features - the localised, free-draining shingle terrace some 20 metres deep, the lowest rainfall records of anywhere in the North Island, and the ... Read more
ATA RANGI "new beginning" or "dawn sky" was a barren 5-hectare paddock when Clive Paton bought it in 1980. He was one of a handful of winemaking pioneers in Martinborough, then a forgotten rural settlement, who were attracted to the area by three key features - the localised, free-draining shingle terrace some 20 metres deep, the lowest rainfall records of anywhere in the North Island, and the proximity to the capital city of Wellington, just an hour away. Clive, who'd farmed in the area, knew the land well. He chose mainly red varieties - Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah - and set out in pursuit of world class wines. Pinot Noir's potential shone from the start - the early wines widely appreciated for their texture and for their pure fruit expression of the variety. The early days were tough with no income, trees or shelter belts (the Wairarapa is renowned for its relentless, drying nor-westers) and little experience. The first winemakers persevered, sharing knowledge and ideas, as well as equipment and winery space. Clive grew pumpkins and garlic between the rows, carting them to the markets in Wellington. His faith in the area paid off. Ata Rangi Pinot Noirs have three times won the coveted Bouchard-Finlayson Trophy for Best Pinot Noir at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. This international recognition came after a decade of gold medal and trophy successes in Australasian wine competitions. Today the wines enjoy an enviable international reputation, with listings in many of the finest restaurants of the world. As Bob Campbell MW notes "It's true - Ata Rangi has the Midas touch with all of its wines." Ata Rangi expands... Ata Rangi and the family team have gradually expanded since those early days. Clive's sister Alison, who'd been working in the wine trade in London, purchased 2 hectares adjoining the original block in 1982. Today she looks after admin and finance for the company. Phyll Pattie, formerly a winemaker in her own right, joined Clive in life and business in 1987 and today is responsible primarily for export marketing. Clive, Phyll and Ali are the equal and exclusive shareholders in Ata Rangi Limited and all three still work in hands-on roles in the business. Head of production is talented winemaker Helen Masters, with oenologist Oliver Masters working part time as technical consultant. Around 12,000 cases are produced from the 30 hectares of vineyards supplying fruit to the winery. Almost half is exported, mainly to Australia, the EU, USA and Japan. The winery shop welcomes visitors all year around. Hours are 1pm to 3pm midweek, and Noon to 4pm weekends and holidays. Today, Martinborough is thriving. The charming, leafy wine village - with its cluster of restaurants, cafes and interesting shops centred around a park-like Square - is a popular destination for wine and food-lovers or for those simply seeking a retreat from city life. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Martinborough

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,239
0.00 5
04/30/2012

Tight, super fine, cool, crushed berry fruit, silky, supple, rather large scaled but deliciously well balanced, deep sappy fruit, fine bitter cherries huge mineral notes on the finish, a touch of toasty nuts, bright and tense, huge real ours of deep, savory fruit, long and supper fine finish, dry and severe but not austere, this is extract of bitter wild cherry.


External Reviews for Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Martinborough

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/27/2012

This is one of Ata Rangis best ever wines. It has a silken, mouth-filling texture, although the layering of fruit and savoury flavors is nearly as appealing. Im not sure how they can improve on this wine. Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine. A Pinot Noir wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2010 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

For some time now New Zealand has been making great Pinots, and this might be the best one Iandrsquo;ve had yet. Big sour cherry nose with sweet berries. The wine is round and flavors dance on the palate, showing off its balance and depth. This wine is like a California Pinot on the nose, but more Burgundian on the palate and finish. Looking for the best of both worlds? Try New Zealand Pinots and enjoy.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Good medium red. Dark aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and licorice. The palate shows very good cut and underlying spine to the flavors of sweet dark fruits complicated by spices and minerals. Densely packed, serious, deep pinot with the minerality and energy for mid-term aging. Iandrsquo;d hold this at least three years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2012

Exotic aromatics of mahogany and sandalwood follow through to supple red licorice, cranberry, cherry and raspberry flavors that are elegant, precise and balanced. Baking spice details of clove and nutmeg persist on the finish. Drink now through 2020.... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2010 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

For some time now New Zealand has been making great Pinots, and this might be the best one I’ve had yet. Big sour cherry nose with sweet berries. The wine is round and flavors dance on the palate, showing off its balance and depth. This wine is like a California Pinot on the nose, but more Burgundian on the palate and finish. Looking for the best of both worlds? Try New Zealand Pinots and enjoy.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Good medium red. Dark aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and licorice. The palate shows very good cut and underlying spine to the flavors of sweet dark fruits complicated by spices and minerals. Densely packed, serious, deep pinot with the minerality and energy for mid-term aging. I’d hold this at least three years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/19/2012

A Pinot Noir wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2010 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 750ml



All Prices

Shipping to:
PrimoVino
Arvada, CO (1,700 mi)
$54.00 750ml USD 54.00

Exotic aromas of mahogany and sandalwood lead to supple flavors of red licorice, cranberry, cherry and raspberry that areelegant, precise and balanced. Clove and nutmeg details persist on the finish.Wine Spectator 94pts "Top Scoring Pinot Noirs from New Zealand"June 15 2012*This wine from Ata Rangi was the top scoring wine in this tasting.*

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Pinot Noir Top Lists







Snooth Media Network