Ata Rangi

Martinborough Pinot Noir

9.1292 ratings
9.160 pro ratings
Martinborough, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Ripe red fruits with cherry to the fore. Also spice and a hint of ginger - smoky. A light to medium bodied palate finishing with ultra fine grained tannins. To be honest not as impressive as I was expecting. This wine seems to be between youthful exuberance but not yet gaining complexity. I did have one a few years ago brought by a friend which was delicious. Try the next in a year or so.

Ripe red fruits with cherry to the fore. Also spice and a hint of ginger - smoky. A light to medium bodied palate finishing with ultra fine grained tannins. To be honest not as impressive as I was expecting. This wine seems to be between youthful exuberance but not yet gaining complexity. I did have one a few years ago brought by a friend which was delicious. Try the next in a year or so.

Oct 8th, 2020
Jonathan Wall

Wait for it... the second day this showed well, and finally started to open with some forest and Burgundian notes. The first day was tight and sharp. ... I don’t agree with some of the sky high magazine reviews, perhaps projecting potential like an over valued dot com.

Wait for it... the second day this showed well, and finally started to open with some forest and Burgundian notes. The first day was tight and sharp. ... I don’t agree with some of the sky high magazine reviews, perhaps projecting potential like an over valued dot com.

Oct 13th, 2019
Bob McDonald

At an old school mate and fellow Pinot nut up at Maroochydore. Never had an aged Ata Rangi before and it was marvellous. Thanks John! Always one of the best Pinots in New Zealand, at 10 years it has dropped a lot of the aromatic red fruits of its youth and become much more Burgundian with savoury earthy mushroom and compost heap nuances. A beautiful wine.

At an old school mate and fellow Pinot nut up at Maroochydore. Never had an aged Ata Rangi before and it was marvellous. Thanks John! Always one of the best Pinots in New Zealand, at 10 years it has dropped a lot of the aromatic red fruits of its youth and become much more Burgundian with savoury earthy mushroom and compost heap nuances. A beautiful wine.

May 3rd, 2019
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

9.7

Lynn had this 7 years ago

Lynn had this 7 years ago

3 people found it helpfulJan 27th, 2014
Shengli Hu

Juicy red cherry, cola nuts. Black tea leaves, mint, sage. Med acid, med+ sweet tannins, med body/length/intensity. Abel and Dijon clones. 30% whole cluster, native ferment. 35% new oak 11 months. 13% abv.

Juicy red cherry, cola nuts. Black tea leaves, mint, sage. Med acid, med+ sweet tannins, med body/length/intensity. Abel and Dijon clones. 30% whole cluster, native ferment. 35% new oak 11 months. 13% abv.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2020
Scott Rowe

2nd of the 2nd, also the runner up. Paired well with our meal.
Soft and gluggable.

2nd of the 2nd, also the runner up. Paired well with our meal.
Soft and gluggable.

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2015
Yiannis Karakasis

More to the opulent side rather the elegant one. Lacks freshness or complexity. Slightly bitter finish

More to the opulent side rather the elegant one. Lacks freshness or complexity. Slightly bitter finish

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2014
Santosh Varghese

Stunning!

Stunning!

1 person found it helpfulJan 31st, 2014
Trevor Maskell

Beautiful, opulent and complex. Concentrated and young, red fruits and chocolatey oak. Opened well in the glass, beautiful oak, spices and fruit. Impeccable balance. Holds its alcohol in check. Superb.

Beautiful, opulent and complex. Concentrated and young, red fruits and chocolatey oak. Opened well in the glass, beautiful oak, spices and fruit. Impeccable balance. Holds its alcohol in check. Superb.

Jun 3rd, 2017
Scott Rowe

Sitting in an amazing little pocket of joy right now.

Sitting in an amazing little pocket of joy right now.

Apr 27th, 2017