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All Hallows Eve Merlot 2009
Hawkes Bay
In few other places are the chapters of each season written as eloquently as they are in New Zealand, as snow heralds winter and stitch birds announce spring. All Hallow's Eve, a traditional celebration bidding farewell to one season and greeting the new, captures this spirit of renewal. Made to a lighter lower alcohol style, All Hallow's Eve has been specially created to welcome your new season.
$1699each
$203DOZEN
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Parcels of Merlot grown to good vineyards around Hawke's Bay are identified on the basis of vibrant aromatic qualities, distinctive varietal fruit characters and fine balance between tannins, acid and physiological ripeness. All bunches are completely destemmed and vinified on skins for a period of up to eight days. After the completion of malolactic fermentation in tank, the batches are transferred to older oak barrels for a spell of maturation and softening of tannins. Some components remain in tank to maintain freshness. Following maturation, those parcels which can best define a low alcohol style while achieving the completeness of Hawkes Bay Merlot, are assembled into the final wine. Alcohol 8.0%
 
Youthful crimson red colour. Fresh raspberry, black plums and cassis notes complemented by background nutmeg oak. A supple, juicy, medium bodied red with dominant red cherry and raspberry fruit flavours balanced by fine tannins. The persistent varietal fruit characters and background oak make All Hallow's Eve a fully approachable Merlot to enjoy while fresh and young. Drinking beautifully alongside grilled tuna steak or a gourmandise lentil burger.
Ata Rangi Celebre
Wellington Martinborough
Available in cartons of six
A half of Merlot, a third of Shiraz, the balance in Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignons and Franc, all picked off a tally of superior blocks on Martinborough Terrace, the later ripening parcels are left hanging on the vine to concentrate flavours and infuse fine tannins. A month of macerations and wild yeast ferments are followed by transfer to a selection of new and seasoned French oak barriques for malolactic and two years maturation. The palate is packed with raspberries, blackberry and plum, a stylish accord of savouryness and seamless complexity.
$4199each
$503DOZEN
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Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay
Wellington Martinborough
Available in cases of 6
Craighall is widely considered to be a New Zealand flagship site with a big reputation for peerless quality fruit. An ultra fine expression of Chardonnay which may be likened to a New Zealand Grand Cru, planted to the tiny Mendoza clone, hand picked off thirty year old vines and treated to traditional old world winemaking techniques. Flawlessly balanced with vigorous palate and nose, vibrant minerality and a long, seamlessly layered finish.
$5299each
$635DOZEN
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Vinified predominantly from fruit grown to very low yielding Mendoza clones, planted ton the neighbouring Craighall property over twenty years ago. Hand picked grapes are whole bunch pressed through a Willmes membrane, indigenous yeasts initiate ferment of the freshly pressed, unsettled juices, at temperatures of 15┬░C to 20┬░C, in a combination of seasoned and new Burgundian oak barriques. These wild yeasts slow the onset and duration of ferments, achieving a textural, multi faceted wine. Lees stirring is employed to enhance complexity and vinosity, some components are treated to malolactic, ferments are arrested as the perfect balance is reached, followed by ageing on gross lees for a year. Alcohol 13.5%
 
Bright, light straw colour. Aromas of nectarine, white peach and delicate grapefruit blossom are full of promise even before the first sip. A very fine entry opens out to a silky, supple mid palate, a simply delicious spread of flavours and weight of fruit. Enticing, freshly baked, old fashioned apple pie scents, irresistible. A creamy, mealy character further fills out the perfectly balanced palate.
Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir
Wellington Martinborough
Available by the dozen
Ata Rangi founder Clive Paton has long been an avid tree planter and has won a number of awards for his significant contribution to the environment. Paton approached the Project Crimson team for advice and support, a charitable conservation trust established for the protection of New Zealand's iconic native red flowering Christmas trees, the pohutukawa, the northern and southern rata. Crimson is sourced primarily from vines between ten and twenty years of age, which yield grapes that express the more aromatic spectrum of Martinborough Terrace.
$3299each
$395DOZEN
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Project Crimson were keen to have an association with this special wine to help spread word of their work and vision. A close husbanding of the vines to the most exacting standards ripens the Pinot Noir to perfection. Grapes are all hand picked off vines clone 5, 10/5, Abel young Dijon. Bunches are completely de-stemmed keeping as many of the whole berries intact as possible. Parcels are treated to a term of maceration for up to a week before inoculation by indigenous yeast and malo cultures. The batches are hand plunged throughout a fortnight of vinification and complete malolactic in barrel. The finished wines are matured nine months in a selection of new and prior use French oak barrels.
 
Colour of course is crimson. Dark cherry fruit and earth complexity, crushed rose petal, light cherry, brambly notes and a hint of red licorice conspire to create an enchanting, heady fragrance. More savoury than fruity, a faint hint of clove and fresh cardamom adds intrigue to the nose. Easily the most seductive feature of this release is the wonderfully plush, velvety middle palate, the fine, textural spread of tannins and long, tight, spicy finish.
Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 375ml
Wellington Martinborough
Available by the dozen
Crafted from the pick of Martinborough Pinot Noir, clones 5 and 10/5, Abel and a suite of younger Dijon, all grown to the elite of New Zealand viticulture. Fashioned to regimens which are very old world, with a view to constructing a wine which would be familiar to the Vignerons du Bourgogne. Wild ferments, hand plunges and French oak, achieve a wine of truffled game complexity, graceful tannins and polished, refined sophistication. Proprietor Clive Paton was made Officer of the NZ Order of Merit, for his contribution to conservation and viticulture.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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Ata Rangi Juliet Syrah
Martinborough
Available in cases of 6
Single site Syrah, picked off a small, single block of the sheltered Kahu Vineyard on the famous gravels of Martinborough Terrace. Fruit is treated to several days of cold soak and three weeks of wild, indigenous yeast ferments, gently hand plunged and filled to a mix of seasoned and new French oak barriques for completion of malolactic and eleven months age. Florals and fine tannins, an exotic mix of blueberry and Turkish delight, gingernut, pink peppercorn, cardamom and clove, densely packed and textural, youthful yet savoury, earthyness to balance the fruit, precision and poise.
$6999each
$839DOZEN
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Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir
Wellington Martinborough
Available in cases of 6
A Pinot adherent's paradise, grown to the most splendid winegrowing terroirs in all Martinborough. Only the oldest and most revered parcels are included, the fabled Abel clone, smuggled from Burgundy in the mid 1970s makes up the backbone. Ata Rangi is assiduously crafted to express an intensity of style and purity of varietal charm. Vine age is clearly a factor, it expresses itself as a depth, breadth and complexity of character, while articulating a distinctive sense of place, contributing significantly to the consistency and quality of Ata Rangi year after year.
$7999each
$959DOZEN
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Deep dark scarlet robes. A complex, rippling bouquet, junipers and cranberry, manuka flower, sandalwood, gingerbread and hay. On the palate, flavours spread from warm spice to Campari, a savoury seam that hints at ramen broth. The entry is vibrant and compelling with a rush of tannin that sweeps the flavours right through the palate. Consider decanting when the wine is very young, an hour or two before service.
Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 375ml
Wellington Martinborough
Available by the dozen
Ata Rangi are one of the new world's great artisanal Pinot Noir specialists. Their vines are planted to some very special soils indeed, terroir and mesoclime remain king. In producing two Pinot wines, grapes are meticulously hand sorted as they arrive at the winery. About ten months later, a blind tasting, barrel by barrel, decides the first cut. The significant vine age expresses itself in a depth, breadth and complexity of character, articulating the distinctive sense of place, while contributing significantly to the consistency of quality year after year.
$4099each
$491DOZEN
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Pinot Noir is largely sourced from the oldest home blocks, now reaching thirty years of age. Abel, aka the Ata Rangi clone, is predominant, Pomard clone 5 and Dijon clones 114, 115 and 667 play important supporting roles. Most parcels are crushed and treated to several days maceration with a minor component of whole berries intact. In warmer vintages when grape stems and seeds have completely ripened, a component of whole bunches is included to build complexity. All parcels are separately vinified at a peak temperature of 32C for up to three weeks before pressing. Components complete their malolactic ferments in a combination of new and prior use French oak barrels, followed by a year's maturation.
 
Purple colour. Dark brooding plum, cherry stone aromas and exotic spice. A rich, dense palate characterised by firm but supple tannins, a delicious gamey, savoury Martinborough complexity. Although subdued on the nose as a young wine, the long, long finish is laden with weighty fruit weight and intensity, that speaks volumes of the promise of aromas and flavours yet to unfold.
Ata Rangi Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc
Wellington Martinborough
Available by the dozen
Ata Rangi are the product of love for the land and passion for the vine. The dry windy climate consistently delivers low yields with high concentrations of flavour in the grapes. Obsessive attention to detail throughout the growing season ensures the fruit comes in at optimum flavour and balance. The care taken extends to harvesting the warmer side of individual rows and going back a few days later for the cooler side. A term of age on yeast less enhances palate weight and complexity, lovely tropical notes of guava and papaya contend for attention.
$2699each
$323DOZEN
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From the Lismore and Waiora, Walnut Ridge, Hau Ariki Marae and Southdown Estate vineyards. Sites are all very similar, shallow silt loam over deep, free raining alluvial gravels, rainfall is very low. The naturally low yields, older vines, small canopies and judicious, labour intensive, hand picking of the entire crop, make an essential contribution to the uniquely Martinborough style of Sauvignon Blanc.Grapes are all hand picked, sorted and crushed, a portion is vinified in contact with skins and held for two months, drawing out more complex flavours, which works with the natural acidity to add a refreshing backbone. A third of the wine is fermented in neutral oak barrels for texture and richness.
 
Light straw colour. Notes of elderflower, lemon/ lime, tropical papaya and hints of fresh fennel are defining features. A full, creamy palate entry, lovely weight and a long and focused finish, a restraint and elegance that's all class. Aiming for a complex, satisfying, food friendly style, a small portion is fermented in older barrels to enhance mid palate weight and texture.
Ata Rangi McCrone Pinot Noir
Wellington Martinborough
Available in cases of 6
There's a seam of clay soils which thread their way across the predominantly alluvial gravels of Martinborough Terrace. McCrone is planted to the distinctly cooler climes on this unique vein, stimulating the vines to concentrate flavours and line the lucky grapes with velvety satin tannins. McCrone Pinot Noir is set somewhat apart from the enduring Ata Rangi style, defined by a lively cast of fruit characters and invigorating flow of energy which flows along the length of palate, its elegance and structure make for a mesmerising, engaging wine.
$8999each
$1079DOZEN
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Deep purple colour. A more floral and elegant expression, dark cherry melds with bright, lifted red fruit aromas and hints of spice. Baked raspberries, star of anise and exotic spice, cinnamon and cardamom, old fashioned violets and a touch of rose. Vibrant, a sinuous, savoury spine of tannin that spreads out to a long, silky finish. Consider decanting an hour or two before service.
Ata Rangi Petrie Chardonnay
Wellington Martinborough
Available in cases of 6
$3599each
$431DOZEN
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Ata Rangi Pinot Noir
Wellington Martinborough
Available in cases of 6
Positioned at the very southwest tip of New Zealand's north isle, Martinborough is one of the new world's great winegrowing regions, not much is produced here but it is all crazy good. Pinot Noir is the cultivar of choice, small amounts of finely fashioned vintages, conspicuously crafted by a league of artisanal boutique estates and demonically possessed winemakers. Ata Rangi is home to the oldest vines in the region, priceless plantings which are source of the most exquisite Pinot Noir, New Zealand flagships, the Premier Cru of the Pacific.
$7999each
$959DOZEN
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Sourced largely from the oldest home blocks now reaching thirty years of age, Abel, aka Ata Rangi clone, is predominant, but Pommard clone 5 and Dijon clones 114, 115 and 667 play supporting roles. The extra weight and complexity of these choice clones is essential to the Ata Rangi style. Grapes are destemmed and treated to a minimal crush into fermenters. The musts are kept cool for several days as indigenous yeasts begin their vinification. Temperatures peak at 32┬░C over the course of three to four weeks, as batches are regularly hand plunged. Components are filled to a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels, for completion of malolactic and a year's maturation.
 
Scarlet red, purple hues. Enticing floral aromas of star anise, crushed red rose, violets and succulent raspberry, the savouryness of sandalwood and orris root. Tension and vibrant entry before a compelling mid palate, fine layered tannins flow and persist, underwriting the elegant raspberry, cherry and closet oak fruit, resolving on a seamless, mineral licorice finish.
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