Sunday, July 05, 2009

Attaboy

Title just about fits...Attaboy...
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2007
Martinborough, New Zealand
Unscrewed..and the delights to come spring from the bottle......off to get a pizza...and sit outside on a warm evening..with a slight breeze saying it is Pinot time...back home..we sit in the garden..the flowers and plants adding to the atmosphere...oh the wine.. yes...gorgeous nose..exotic...concentrated..wild fruits..thoughts of bramble bush scratches as a kid...smoky..truffles...the low yielding vintage has produced a more masculine style....on the palate it is intense..firm..but subtle...defying it's youth...easy to drink...but with an aura about it...the best New Zealand Pinot yet..
Points 18....Price.....€ 40,--

3 comments:

Edward said...

Perhaps New Zealand's best producer. I've tried and loved the 06, but ran out of money so have not purchased any of the 07!

PS only one i in Martinborough.

Barry said...

2nd 'i' removed..although I could claim it was never there!!
But this wine earned a 2nd 'O'

Tim Cohen said...

easily the best pinot producing area in NZ I would say, so I will.

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