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Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2015

 
Country: New zealand
Region: Martinborough
Type: Red
Producer: Ata rangi
Grape: Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2015
Body: Light to medium bodied
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sweetness: Dry

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"New Zealand's best-value pinot noir, hands down. Polished, bright and fragrant red cherry fruits take center stage on the nose with little in the way of embellishment or distraction. The really pure red cherry and boysenberry pinot fruits come complete with a subtle twist of spice and are evenly ripened and nicely caught. The palate has a gently rainy tannin texture and some bright and tart cherry fruits. Nice and juicy, super bright, upbeat and fresh. Drink now." - Nick Stock, James Suckling.com


Tasting Notes

With a name like Ata Rangi behind it, this is a pinot that could sell itself several times over, so we'll save the anecdotes and convoluted sales pitches for another day. Crimson is Ata Rangi's - the Kiwi Pinot producer par excellence - second wine, equivalent to a Burgundy village, which is going to give you a taste for their mastery with this mercurial grape at about a third of the price of their flagship wine. It's juicy, it's forest-floory, it compels another sip, and then another, and then another. As an 'everyday pinot', you'll struggle to find better. Definitely one you'll want a decent stock of - and won't find this cheaper anywhere else in the UK than with us. Made from hand-picked, 100% destemmed pinot grapes from 10 to 20-year-old vines planted in Ata Rangi's Lismore, Waiora and Walnut Ridge blocks. Pre-fermentation maceration of up to six days allows gentle flavour extraction. This is followed by wild yeast fermentation for two to three weeks with regular hand-plunging, again designed for gentle extraction. The wine is then racked into barrel (20% new), for nine months. Drink now - 2021.

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