Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2015
Es el vino estrella de la bodega y nace a partir de una selección de viñedos con el fin de obtener la mejor expresión de cada añada. Con él han alcanzado más reconocimiento, por ejemplo el "Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa", que sería un equivalente de “Grand Cru of New Zealand”. Un Pinot noir que se expresa sabroso, con taninos finos y un final especiado reflejando las peculiaridades del clon plantado (de floración tardía para adaptarse a la primavera neozelandesa) y de los suelos en los que se asienta.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Even better than I remember from last year, the 2015 Pinot Noir includes 40% whole clusters (about the usual proportion). It's floral and stemmy, then adds huge black cherry fruit and an ample dusting of complex spices. Medium to full-bodied, it's firm and tannic but not unapproachable, with a long, lip-smacking finish.
A complex and giving wine that was born of a low-yielding, dry vintage, this is testament to the character of these older vines. The nose carries a deep-set spiciness in the cinnamon and baking spice spectrum with plenty of ripe red plum, some red cherry and spiced plum pastry, too. There's a greater savory and spice emphasis this vintage. The palate has plenty of tannins, gently chewy and assertive, and it carries a core of tangy cherry pip-flavored fruit and nutty ripeness through the finish. Drink now and for some years to come. Screw cap.
Very seductive Pinot Noir combining a sensual, silken texture with layers of complex fruit and savoury flavours. The wine has structure but it is deeply buried within a core of sweet fruit. Dark-fleshed plum, violet, cherry, spice and very subtle fresh herbs are among the more obvious flavours in this supremely complex wine. Outstanding!
A wine with a sweet core of aromatic, pure fruit including ripe damson, sweet strawberry and spice. A framework of finely textured tannins and a firm line of acidity wrap up this wine like a present tied with an elegant ribbon. It's still a little edgy and needs time for its components to come together, but there's no doubting this is a fine wine that will find its winning moment.