Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2018
32,70 CHF - 33,70 CHF
44,93 CHF pro Liter
incl. statutory VAT excl. shipping costs
delivery time 1-2 Tage
"One of the great-value pinot noirs of the world." declares Nick Stock, one of Australia's best known wine critics and taster for James Suckling. A donation is made to save native NZ Pohutakawa trees for every bottle purchased.
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Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2018
Reviews and Accolades
Bob Campbell, MW: 94/100. Aromatic pinot noir with an appealing mix of cherry, plum, mint, dried herbs, and spicy and stemmy flavours. A supple, attractive wine that's perhaps not as concentrated as its distinguished stable mate, but represents excellent value at this price. A wine of character and class.
James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com): 93/100. There's so much to this wine. It is a pinot that really speaks of quality tannin, fresh and quite concentrated fruit flavors and a layered, succulent, fleshy and rich, dark-cherry finish. One of the best value wines on the planet, hands down!
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: 94/100. It's beautifully ripe and fragrant on the nose showing sweet cherry, plum, thyme and toasted nut characters, followed by a succulent palate that's fleshy and beautifully flowing. It's fabulously polished and harmonious, offering delectable fruit flavours with elegant spicy complexity.
Cameron Douglas MS: 93/100. Vibrant, almost exotic red fruited and varietal bouquet of Pinot Noir. Raspberry and plum, crushed dark cherries and velvet roses. Traces of brown baking spices with a mild toasty oak layer add complexity and depth. On the palate - tense, youthful, fresh and dry. Flavours reflect the nose alongside chalky firm tannins, medium+ acidity and a lengthy crunchy finish. I could drink this wine on its own, with food or cellar for another year. You decide. Best from 2020 through 2024+.
Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 91/100. The 2018 Crimson Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from vines up to about 20 years of age. Originally, it was a fruit-forward, young-vines cuvée, but this vintage is cut from sturdier cloth, showing some serious tannins on the finish. It's pretty and perfumed up front, with scents of roses and berry tea, adding raspberries and cherries on the medium-bodied, structured palate. Give it another year or two in the cellar, then drink it over the next 7-8 years. Drink Date: 2021 - 2028.
Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast: 91/100. Like the name itself, this wine is vibrant crimson in color. There's a slight reductive funk on the nose, but this blows off quickly in the glass, replaced by bright red fruit, crushed violet, and minerals, all backed by something more savory and stalky, like soy sauce and cinnamon stick. In the mouth it's light and lithe, crunching with fresh fruit and saline notes through to the finish, and wound tightly by powdery tannins. Simultaneously serious yet approachable. Drink now - 2027.
The nose is complex and beguiling with notes of cranberry, raspberry, cherry, roses and a spice note. The season of 2018 has delivered a finely structured palate, with a gentle sweet entry and enticing bramble fruits and finishes with a flourish of fine savoury tannins - classic Martinborough.
Winemaker Helen Masters explains: "Crimson is about accessibility. We'd like people to have the experience of a good Pinot Noir, explore the variety and Martinborough's unique impact on it."
Aromas and flavours:
Type: red wine
Alcohol: 13.5% vol
Residual sugar: <1 g/l
Bottle size: 0.75l
Notice: contains sulphites
Vineyard: Martinborough, New Zealand
Difference between Ata Rangi Pinot Noir and Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir according to Ata Rangi: "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."
Winemaking: Hand-picked fruit. 100% de-stemmed with as much whole berry as possible intact. 2 to 6 days pre-fermentation maceration. Indigenous yeast ferments, hand plunged throughout. 2-3 weeks’ total tank time. Complete malo-lactic fermentation in barrel. Nine months in French oak (20% new). As winemaker Helen Masters puts it: "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."
Cellaring potential: 2023-28
Produced and bottled by: Ata Rangi Vineyard, PO Box 43, Martinborough 5741, New Zealand
The name Crimson was inspired by the work of the Charitable Conservation Trust known as PROJECT
CRIMSON. Founded in 1990, its aim is to plant and protect New Zealand's stunning and much-loved
red-flowering native Christmas trees, pohutukawa and rata. The idea for Crimson Pinot Noir evolved from owner Clive's approach to the trust in 2003 for advice and support in his quest to re-establish rata across the lower North Island.
A portion of proceeds from the sale of Crimson helps to fund the trust.
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