Pinot Noir Wellington Martinborough New Zealand
A Pinot adherent's paradise, grown to the most splendid winegrowing terroirs in all Martinborough. Only the oldest and most revered parcels are included, the fabled Abel clone, smuggled from Burgundy in the mid 1970s makes up the backbone. Ata Rangi is assiduously crafted to express an intensity of style and purity of varietal charm. Vine age is clearly a factor, it expresses itself as a depth, breadth and complexity of character, while articulating a distinctive sense of place, contributing significantly to the consistency and quality of Ata Rangi year after year.
Deep dark scarlet robes. A complex, rippling bouquet, junipers and cranberry, manuka flower, sandalwood, gingerbread and hay. On the palate, flavours spread from warm spice to Campari, a savoury seam that hints at ramen broth. The entry is vibrant and compelling with a rush of tannin that sweeps the flavours right through the palate. Consider decanting when the wine is very young, an hour or two before service.