Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2005

Pinot Noir from Martinborough, New Zealand

$44.99
Item No. 90169
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • RP92
  • WE91

Winemaker's Notes

A very low yielding vintage and wonderfully warm early summer has delivered a dense, structured, deeply sumptuous, velvet-textured Pinot Noir with great density. This is a serious, cellar worthy Pinot.

Opened within the next couple of years, expect to savor the rich cherry stone and delicately spiced, ripe plum characters as they slowly emerge in the glass. Fine tannins run evenly across a full palate.

Years later, 5 or 6 at least, patience will reward with complexity and intrigue; layer upon layer of seductively feral notes finely woven with the still distinctive, but now maturing fruit. Sweet spice and vanilla oak, recognisable as separate components when the wine is young, merge to become fully integrated, fulfilling Ata Rangi's aim to achieve real harmony within a seamless whole.

Learn About Ata Rangi

Clive had tried his hand as a grave-digger and a milkman before finally getting lucky in his third career choice - a winemaker. Ata Rangi is a Maori word for dawning sky or new beginning which is apt considering that when Clive Paton bought the property in 1980 he had never run a vineyard or made wine in his life. Back then Clive traded the promise of a steady income for a bare,...

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Learn About Martinborough

(mahr-tin-bore-ooh) Situated on the southern tip of the North Island, Martinborough is just across the strait from Marlborough. Martinborough is a town, as well as a region within Wairarapa, which, in turn, is located within the region of Wellington. Just to add more confusion, Wellington is also the name of the city there, the capital of New Zealand. Sometimes the names of...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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