Ata Rangi

McCrone Pinot Noir 2017

fruchtbetont
seidig & aromatisch
strukturiert
98+
100
2
Pinot Noir 100%
5
rot
13,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2021–2042
Verpackt in: 6er
3
Lobenberg: 98+/100
Wine Enthusiast: 98/100
Wine Spectator: 97/100
6
Neuseeland, Martinborough
7
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
98
/100

Wine Enthusiast über: McCrone Pinot Noir

-- Wine Enthusiast: This wine is made from a cooler, more clay-heavy block than Ata Rangi's other organically farmed sites. The result is a Pinot brimming with personality, poise and deliciousness. The cranberry, sour cherry and wild strawberry fruit are radiant, streaked with graphite and sunbaked clay. Cocktail bitters, soy sauce, violet and rose round out a nose. The silky palate is tightly structured with talc-like tannins interlacing tart, juicy fruit. This is New Zealand Pinot Noir at its finest, able to be enjoyed now–2040. 98/100

97
/100

Wine Spectator über: McCrone Pinot Noir

-- Wine Spectator: This is packed with bright red-cherry aromas and has a sheen of rose-like flowers across the nose, which is somewhat of an Ata Rangi signature. Some light earth and forest wood as well. Fresh and complex. The palate has intensely defined tannins that deliver impressively structured style with crisp red-cherry and raspberry flavors, as well as red plum to close. A powerful McCrone. Drink or hold. Screw cap. 97/100

Weingut über: McCrone Pinot Noir

-- Weingut: Ata Rangi’s McCrone Vineyard was planted in 2001 using a mix of clones that has become part of the Ata Rangi fabric: Abel or ‘Gumboot” clone, Dijon selections (115 and 777) and Clone 5. Although just around the corner from our home block, the soils are remarkably different. Whilst the Martinborough Terrace is predominantly alluvial gravels, there is a compact seam of clay which threads its way across a section of the terrace, fanning out over the gravels and creating a cooling effect on the roots in the soil. The McCrone site catches this seam and delivers a distinctively different aroma and flavour profile than that of the Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, even with vine age taken into account. The 2017 McCrone is alluring on the nose and energetic on the palate – classic characteristics from cooler temperatures that the season delivered over the summer months. With overall growing degree days well below the normal range, picking started two weeks later than average with ripe tannins but low sugars. This is highlighted in tension and elegance, rather than weight and power of a warmer vintage. Florals and delicate herbal notes blend with wild fruits on the nose. The palate starts bright and fresh, with perfect pace through the mid palate and energy at the finish. This is a delicious wine; an in-house favourite.

Suckling über: McCrone Pinot Noir

-- Suckling : This is packed with bright red-cherry aromas and has a sheen of rose-like flowers across the nose, which is somewhat of an Ata Rangi signature. Some light earth and forest wood as well. Fresh and complex. The palate has intensely defined tannins that deliver impressively structured style with crisp red-cherry and raspberry flavors, as well as red plum to close. A powerful McCrone. Drink or hold. Screw cap. 97/100

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