Ata Rangi ‘Lismore’ Pinot Gris 2018

Martinborough | $36

A classic Pinot Gris originally influenced by the style of wines from Alsace but developed over the years into our own, uniquely Martinborough style. The vines from which this wine was produced are now 23 years old. With roots that have driven metres deep into the gravels, they consistently deliver fruit with heightened texture and flavour. The up-front aromas evoke peach, grapefruit, Granny Smith apples and notes of hazelnuts. Flavours of fresh apricot blend with more savoury – salty notes on the palate, that offers creamy entry, nicely balanced with acidity to give freshness and a long finish. With just a few grams of residual sugar, Pinot Gris is a delicious stand-alone aperitif. It is also one of our favourite food and wine matching choices, especially for anything with heady spice and/or challenging flavours. This textural style, fermented in neutral barrels will benefit from bottle age. Ata Rangi – Tasting Notes

Bright, light straw-yellow colour with some depth and a suggestion of blush, pale on the edge. The nose is elegant in expression with a soft heart and gently concentrated aromas of white and yellow stonefruits along with subtle white floral elements, stonefruit kernels, with a little nutty lees and oak. The aromatics build in intensity with aeration. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a rich and deep heart of white and yellow stonefruits along with florals, honeysuckle and hints of pears, unveiling subtle nutty and mineral nuances. The fruit has breadth and presence, and is underlined by some alcohol drive. The palate flows along a fine-textured phenolic line with crisp acidity lending freshness and cut. This is a rich and deep, dryish Pinot Gris with stonefruit, floral and honied hints on a well-driven palate with freshness. Serve with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine over the next 3-4 years.                     18.5/20 Raymond Chan – Wine Reviewer

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 ‘Lismore’ Pinot Gris 2018

Martinborough | $36

$36 inc. GST

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