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New Zealand, Martinborough

Ata Rangi

Ata Rangi 'Crimson' Pinot Noir 2016

Ata Rangi 'Crimson' Pinot Noir 2016 93 pts James Suckling

Food Accompaniments

Duck, salmon, pork, mushroom dishes, turkey with all the side dishes


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

93 pts James Suckling November 2017
A very handy edition of Crimson pinot noir in 2016, this has a suave and grown-up feel to it. Innately complex and layered aromas, flavors and textures. This wine is packed with ripe red cherry and poached red plum fruits as well as inherently spicy, perfumed and earthy attributes. The way in which it rolls out on the palate is just superb; a silky, succulent and seductive red. Drink now. Screw cap.



Winemaker Notes

Crimson is our selection of fruit from younger parcels of vines from our various vineyards on the Martinborough Terrace. 2016 marks 36 years on the land at Ata Rangi, our younger vines now aged from 5-20 years. In their youth, vines tend to be more fruit expressive, gaining more complexity with time.
The 2016 very much shows a turning point from vibrant youth to tension and complexity that more mature vines bring. Aromatically this wine offers layers of flavours: violets, dark cherry and plum, notes of bitter chocolate and tobacco with a faint whiff of rabbit guts. There is a fresh vibrancy on the palate of acid and smooth tannins pulling the wine through to a long, salivating finish.
2016 started well with a gentle spring that encouraged even flowering and fruit set across the vineyards. Early summer was calm, without the winds that plagued 2015 and the vines were in great shape to deal with a hotter than average February. March saw a return to cooler conditions, a perfect finish to the season. The winemaking philosophy is the same as for our signature Pinot Noir; no enzymes or yeasts are added, providing a hands-off, traditional approach which we feel more truly expresses the site.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

13.5% alcohol by volume

$24.99

16082

Pinot Noir


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