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2016 Ata Rangi Lismore Martinborough Pinot Gris

2016 Ata Rangi Lismore Martinborough Pinot Gris

19 Points Raymond Chan
2016 Ata Rangi Lismore Martinborough Pinot Gris
19 Points Raymond Chan

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As usual Ata Rangi nail this. Like many of NZ's best Gris it is fruit-laden and weighty but dry, allowing the floral nuance and mineral complexity to show through. While most Gris is all upfront this is the opposite and though it is delicious now - something we don't say every day - it is a Gris with legs for the cellar. A pedigree wine and for the price it's a stunner - grab it!

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Overview

Grape

Pinot Gris

Its Origins

Ata Rangi, meaning "dawn sky" or "new beginning" is a small New Zealand winery with an enviable international reputation for PInot Noir. Located at the southern end of the North Island, it is owned and managed by a family trio - Clive Paton, wife Phyll and Clive's sister Ali. Clive planted the 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, after reading a 1978 scientific report which showed Martinborough had a micro-climate similar to that of Burgundy. In 2010 Ata Rangi was honoured with the inaugural Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa or "Grand Cru of New Zealand". With a skilled team in place, including dynamic winemaker Helen Masters, Clive now has more time to focus on his commitment to conservation and to the Ata Rangi alliance with Project Crimson. Ata Rangi is ISO-14001 and SWNZ certified, with a slow move into organic viticulture taking place as of now.

What The Critics Say

19 /20 Raymond Chan

"Bright straw-yellow colour with slight golden suggestions, a little lighter on the rim. This has a tightly bound nose with good depth of yellow stonefruits and savoury pears interwoven with harmonious layers of honeysuckle, nuts and flinty mineral detail, unfolding yellow florals. This has freshness, vitality and blossoms in volume in the glass. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, bright, lively and lusciously succulent fruit flavours of yellow stonefruits and pears are enriched by honeysuckle, and detailed by nutty, flinty and mineral notes. The fruit is enlivened by fine, lacy acidity and guided by a fine line of refined phenolics lending a balancing dryness. The wine carries with some underlying alcoholic drive to a long, fine-textured and detailed finish of stonefruits, florals, honey and minerals. This is a bright, lively, rich, dryish Pinot Gris with detail, refined textures and fresh, lacy acidity. Serve with mildly spicy Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4 years. Fruit from the ‘Lismore’ and ‘Ata Rangi’ vineyards, vine 22 y.o., hand-picked, WBP and partially indigenous yeast fermented in tank and 500 L oak puncheons to 13.5% alc. and 5 g/L RS, the wine aged several months on lees with no MLF. 19.0/20 "

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Martinborough / Wairarapa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with INDIAN CUISINE
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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