Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015

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TASTING NOTE 

Enticing floral aromas of star anise, crushed red rose, violets and succulent raspberry meld with savoury notes of sandalwood and orris root. There's a tension and vibrancy on the entry, with a compelling mid palate. Fine layered tannins flow through giving a seamless mineral quality on the finish.

The Ata Rangi vineyards are situated in Wairarapa, just north of Wellington. The grapes are planted on a thin layer of well-drained alluvial soil deposited on what was the original course of the river as it flowed east to the Pacific Ocean. The fruit for this wine was sourced largely from the oldest blocks, which include a clone allegedly smuggled from Burgundy, now reaching 34 years of age on the Ata Rangi, Champ Ali, Di Mattina, Lismore, Dodd and Cambrae vineyards.

Pre-fermentation maceration lasted five to six days, with 10% whole berry maceration. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts lasted around 22 days, with temperatures up to 32°C. All the clones and vineyards were kept separate during fermentation. The wine was aged for 11 months in oak, of which 25% was new French. During this time, malolactic fermentation was completed. The wine was bottled unfiltered in August 2013.

13.5% abv
Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015
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