Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2017 750ml
Crimson is our selection of fruit from younger parcels of vines from our various vineyards on the Martinborough Terrace. In their youth, vines tend to be more fruit expressive, gaining more complexity with time. Now, Crimson is developing more depth of flavour, with a mix of vines aged from 5 to 20 years.
The 2017 season was cooler than average, delivering wines of complexity and vibrant acid structure. An enticing nose of mulberry and bramble fruits complements a spice lift of tamarind paste and crushed sumac berry. The palate is long and textural with a thread of fine tannins.
The winemaking philosophy is the same as for our signature Pinot Noir: no enzymes or yeasts are added, providing a hands-off, traditional approach which we feel more truly expresses the site.