Ata Rangi, Old Vine Abel Pinot Noir

Ata Rangi, Old Vine Abel Pinot Noir 2019

RRP N/A in UK

The big one, made from 39 year-old Abel clone vines. Doesn’t sound like much but in New Zealand terms this spans the country’s development as a serious, wine-producing nation. Very aromatic, but into the spectrum of dried herbs, chamomile, and cedar box. An impressive, very plush, palate – big, with an incredible “structure” on the finish: it’s expansive and velvety but it ends, running on with the acid and the fine, fine tannin. An umami, lush, structured, beautiful wine.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Pinot Noir

Alcohol

13.5%

Drink dates

2036 - 2046

Origin

Country

New Zealand

Region

North Island

Sub-region

Wairarapa

Area

Martinborough

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Oliver Styles

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