A beautifully elegant wine with delicate savoury black cherry fruits, good balancing refreshing acidity and a nice finish.
Ata Rangi is one of the pioneering estates of Martinborough in New Zealand. Run by Clive Paton, his wife Phyll and sister Ali with winemaking by Helen Masters, this is one of the best producers of Pinot in the country. They also make a stunning Chardonnay – check out the Craighall 2013 if you get the opportunity. 2012 was a cool vintage so this is not the biggest Ata Rangi I have tasted, but I really liked the refined cool fruits.
Available from The Corkscrew, Dublin 2; O’Briens; On the Grapevine, Dalkey; Thewineshop.ie.