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2018 Ata Rangi Celebre Red

2018 Ata Rangi Celebre Red

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2018 Ata Rangi Celebre Red
95 Points Bob Campbell MW

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Serious stuff, the Celebre from Ata Rangi is consistently one of NZ's best red blends. It is a Bordeaux blend, thoigh one in which the addition of some Syrah tilts the style in a slightly different direction. Held on its feet by fine savoury tannins, it can benefit from aging but also offer ripe and fully-realised flavours straight off the shelf. A sure bet on quality.

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$38.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

A "Rhone-meets-Bordeaux" blend of Merlot 47%, Syrah 41% and 6% each of Malbec and Cabernet Franc

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

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"A blend of merlot, syrah, malbec, and cabernet franc made only in the warmest vintages (no wine in 2017 and 2012. An elegant, warming wine, with appealing fruit sweetness and an attractive mix of plum, cranberry, five-spice, dark chocolate and spicy oak flavours. Good now but with a promising future. 08 AUG 2020." Drink 2020 - 2027

94/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"A wine blended from Merlot, Syrah, Malbec & Cabernet Franc. Aromas of a complex and detailed wine with suggestions of plums and spice, dark olive and black berry, there’s a lovely floral scent adding a top-line of freshness then an earthy mineral and various shades of oak. On the palate - youthful, tense, vibrant and persistent. There’s power from the tannins and alcohol, medium+ acidity and a decent oak structure. The fruit provides the core with a persistent thread throughout the palate. Youthful, well made and long. Best drinking from 2023 through 2030. Decant for service before this time and serve with excellent protein rich fare." Drink 2023 - 2030

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"This flatteringly classy red shows Black Doris plum, cassis, smoked game and roasted hazelnut characters on the nose with nuances of bay leaf and warm spice. It’s wonderfully weighted and richly textured on the palate, offering gorgeous fruit flavours with spicy/savoury complexity. Impressively long and polished. At its best: now to 2030. $40.00. www.atarangi.co.nz. Aug 2020." Drink 2020 - 2023

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Martinborough / Wairarapa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with LAMB
with VENISON

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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