Ata Rangi Celebre 2018
27,00 CHF -18% RRP 32,79 CHF
36,00 CHF pro Liter
incl. statutory VAT excl. shipping costs
delivery time 1-2 Werktage
Only a few bottles left. 'Rhone-meets-Bordeaux', an enduringly popular Merlot/Syrah/Cabernet blend first produced in a lean-to shed in 1986! Célèbre has always had its own distinctive style as a bright, high-energy red with real concentration and a rich, mouth-filling texture.
Ata Rangi Celebre 2018
Critics about the Ata Rangi Célèbre 2018:
Cameron Douglas MS: 94/100 (Excellent). Aromas of a complex and detailed wine with suggestions of plums and spice, dark olive and black berry, there’s a lovely floral scent adding a top-line of freshness then an earthy mineral and various shades of oak. On the palate - youthful, tense, vibrant and persistent. There’s power from the tannins and alcohol, medium+ acidity and a decent oak structure. The fruit provides the core with a persistent thread throughout the palate. Youthful, well made and long. Best drinking from 2023 through 2030.
James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com): 93/100. Modern and packed with ripe, plush fruit and plenty of peppery syrah influence across the red plums and dark berries. The palate has a fresh, lively and very smooth weave of tannin. So fleshy and packed with peppery plum flavors.
A full and enticing nose of aromas; blueberry, blackberry and plums tempered by chocolate and spice flavours of cardamom. The palate sweeps in with flavours of pepper and plums and a mineral sensation that lingers through the length of the palate. The tannins are ripe and balanced. An impressive release of this wine, delicious drinking now but with a concentration and structure that will allow this wine to further evolve.
Aromas and flavours:
Type: red wine
Varietals: 47% Merlot, 41% Syrah, 6% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 13,5% vol
Food match: barbecued and roasted red meat dishes (lamb, beef, venison) and semi-hard cheeses.
Bottle size: 0.75l
Notice: contains sulphites
Vineyard: Martinborough, New Zealand. The significant vine age of 30 years and over, contribute to the concentration and complexity of this wine.
Winemaking: The Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc are fermented together, with a preferment maceration for around 4-6 days until Indigenous yeasts do their magicover a 10day period. The fermenters are then closed up and the wine is left to slowly macerate with the skins for a further 10 days. The Syrah which ripens earlier is fermented separately with a shorter fermentation period to keep it bright and floral. Aged in French oak for 22 months prior to bottling to soften the tannins and allow the wine to slowly open and evolve.
Cellaring potential: 2030
Produced and bottled: Ata Rangi Vineyard, PO Box 43, Martinborough 5741, New Zealand