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2011 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir

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2011 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

HK$700.00
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Tasting Notes:

Vivid aromatics of toasted cumin, fresh loam and spicy tobacco set up a solid framework for the fleshy black cherry and plum flavors, delivering a pleasant push of flavors on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 165 cases imported.

Tasting Notes:

Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2011 Crimson Pinot Noir is made from younger vines and gives earthy, gamey, red currant and cranberry aromas laced with lovely yeasty and toasty notes. Medium-bodied and elegantly framed with crisp acid and soft tannins, it also finishes long. Drink it now to 2017. A winery that really needs no introduction for NZ Pinot lovers, there’s not much for me to add about the long-serving, dedicated team behind Ata Rangi – they just go from strength to strength. The Pinots have always been great, and yet even in a world where the Pinot benchmark gets higher every year, Ata Rangi is better than ever. (Almost equally impressive though are Petrie and Craighall Chardonnays, clearly getting a lot of love in the cellar from highly skilled winemaker Helen Masters.)

Tasting Notes:

This shows really attractive floral notes on the nose, followed by smoldering, dark flavors of roasted root vegetables and caramelized black cherries. It's full-bodied and maybe even a bit chunky on the palate, so give it until 2016–2017 to settle down and smooth out.

Tasting Notes:

Elegant and quite complex, with tight, powerful cherry and berry fruit flavours and an underlying sappy, savoury, mineral character that lifts the wine into another quality realm. A classic Ata Rangi Pinot from a good vintage.Price £39-£45 Carruthers & Kent, Excel Wines, Farr Vintners, Liberty Wines, Majestic, Noel Young, Slurp, The Secret Cellar, The Wine SocietyDrink 2015-2023Alc 14%

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Ata Rangi, meaning "dawn sky" or "new beginning" is a small New Zealand winery with a big reputation for serious Pinot Noir. Located at the southern end of the North Island, it is owned and managed by a family trio - Clive Paton, his wife Phyll and his sister Alison. Clive planted his first vines on a small, stony sheep paddock at the edge of the Martinborough village in 1980 as one of a handful of people who pioneered winegrowing in the area. Ata Rangi Pinot Noir is undoubtedly the flagship wine, and in 2010 was honoured with the inaugural Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa or "Grand Cru of New Zealand".