Usually a blend of Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah
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
92/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)
"Off-dry rosé made from a blend of pinot noir and syrah. Quite a textural wine with spice and cherry flavours. Gentle acidity and fine peppery tannins give a long and drying finish."
91/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2015 vintage)
"This is a fabulous dry rose. Made from Hawkes Bay merlot with small amounts of their pinot noir and syrah, the bouquet shows delicate aromas of white stone fruit, fresh apple, citrus and floral with a touch of cranberry. The palate is beautifully weighted and juicy, and shows wonderful brightness, finishing long and juicy. Delightful, refreshing and so pleasing. At its best: now to 2017. $20.00."
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