Owned and managed by Clive Paton, his wife Phyll and Clive's sister Alison. Clive planted the original barren, stoney 12-acre home paddock at the edge of Martinborough village in 1980 and, in doing so, was one of a handful of people who pioneered grape growing in the area.
Ata Rangi Pinot Nior is now considered a leading New World example of this challenging variety.
A complex set of aromas and flavours which ripple over each other: juniper, cranberry, manuka flower, sandalwood, a hint of gingerbread and classic sweet hay.
On the palate, flavours spread from warm spice to Campari, with a savoury seam that hints at ramen broth.
The entry is vibrant and compelling with a rush of tannin that sweeps the flavours right through the palate.
While this release will reward from cellaring, it is also highly satisfying to drink now.
Alc by Vol: 13.00%
Total Acid: 5.10