Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, 2011
Martinborough, the … other Burgundy!
Clive Paton sold his herd of cows so as to make wines. Crazy or ingenious? When you have skinned your knees playing rugby on this ground, at least you know how stony it is!
A Pinot Noir which is said to come from a clone of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in Burgundy
and grows in dry, firm and very stony soils, in a region with low rainfall and high winds, resulting in very low yield yet high quality of primary ingredients.
Dry red wine.
Pinot Noir variety, from Martinborough, New Zealand.
Grapes from 100% organic cultivation, fully commitment to the principles of sustainable viticulture.
Great intensity on the nose, with aromas of violets, lavender, red fruits, spicy tones and an earthy feel.
Rich mouthfeel, with velvety plus vivid tannins, balanced acidity, taste of wild blackberries, herbs and liquorice, with a very long finish and 13,5% alcohol.
Wine for a decade …and more!
Retail Price: € 52