Ata Rangi ‘Craighall’ Riesling 2014

Martinborough | $39

A very classic, dry style, which sings clearly of its provenance: the prized Craighall Vineyard and now deep-rooted vines planted there over 30 years ago. We pick, press and allow this fruit to ferment in the same manner year on year, the resulting wine highlighting the seasonal variations.

2014’s cool summer provided long hang time and great phenolic ripeness. The result is an intense, concentrated wine, with expansive aromas of lime, grapefruit pith, flint and slate. The entry is full, with an energy that’s sustained throughout the palate. A delightful array of flavours unfolds – pear, blossom, a hint of crushed olive leaf and marzipan, that meets with a balanced acidity to leave one salivating on the finish. The perfect wine match for freshly-shucked oysters.

Ata Rangi

Martinborough

Ata Rangi, meaning “dawn sky” or “new beginning” is a small New Zealand winery with a renowned reputation for Pinot Noir. The winery and vineyards are owned and managed by a family trio – Clive Paton, his wife Phyll and his sister Alison. Clive planted his 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 ‘Craighall’ Riesling 2014

Martinborough | $39

$39 inc. GST

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