A flagship New Zealand Pinot Noir. After being part of a 10 year vertical masterclass, it's easy to see that all the wines, through easy and hard vintages, all stood the test of time thus far. What an acomplishment. Moving forward I can only imagine the wines of Ata Rangi getting better. - Chris L
Ata Rangi, meaning "dawn sky" or "new beginning" is a small New Zealand winery with an enviable international reputation for Pinot Noir. Located at the southern end of the North Island, it is owned and managed by a family trio - Clive Paton, wife Phyll and Clive's sister Ali. Clive planted the first vines on a small, stony sheep paddock at the edge of the Martinborough village in 1980 as one of a handful of people who pioneered winegrowing in the area. Ata Rangi Pinot Noir is undoubtedly the flagship wine, and in 2010 was honoured with the inaugural Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa or "Grand Cru of New Zealand". With a skilled team in place, including dynamic winemaker Helen Masters, Clive now has more time to focus on his commitment to conservation and to the Ata Rangi alliance with Project Crimson.
|Product Type||Wine Red Pinot Noir|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|