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2017 Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir

2017 Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir

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$371.88 (Case 12 x 750ml)

Martinborough
2017
750ml
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$371.88
Martinborough
2017
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Crimson is the selection of fruit from younger parcels of vines from Ata Rangi's various vineyards on the Martinborough Terrace. 2016 marks 36 years on the land at Ata Rangi, the 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.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The 2017 season was cooler than average, delivering wines of complexity and vibrant acid structure. An enticing nose of mulberry and bramble fruits complements a spice lift of tamarind paste and crushed sumac berry. The palate is long and textural with a thread of fine tannins. Hand-picked fruit. 100% de-stemmed with as much whole berry as possible intact. 2 to 6 days pre-fermentation maceration. Indigenous yeast ferments, hand plunged throughout. 2-3 weeks' total tank time. Complete malo-lactic fermentation in barrel. Nine months in French oak (20% new).

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    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.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT


    Delightfully fruited and elegantly fragrant, the bouquet shows red cherry, cranberry, floral and almond characters with nuances of dried herb and anise. The palate delivers juicy fruit intensity and rounded mouthfeel, wonderfully complemented by fine texture and polished tannins. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours with delicate spicy undertones, making it fabulous drinking. At its best: now to 2022.

    93 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    This delivers pristine red florals, lightly peppery notes and an array of beautifully pure, deep red-cherry aromas, as well as spiced pastry notes. The palate has lively, luscious and vibrant red-cherry flavors, framed in fine, crisp tannins. Exceptional value. Drink now.