Ata Rangi Crimson 2010

Ata Rangi Crimson 2010 from Ata Rangi

By: Ata Rangi  07-Jun-2012
Keywords: Ata Rangi Martinborough Vineyard Winery

Crimson Pinot Noir 2010 is the wonderfully aromatic result of a cooler than normal summer and a warm, dry autumn that stretched lazily through to the end of our April harvest and well into May. Crushed rose-petal, light cherry, brambly notes and a hint of red licorice conspire to create an enchanting, heady fragrance. The silky smooth palate is beautifully balanced; seamless, feminine and very approachable. Crimson is sourced primarily from 10 to 20 year old vines, compared to 30 years plus for our oldest pinot vines. It is made in a style intended for enjoying within a few years of the vintage, with all the same care and attention as is given to the main label Ata Rangi Pinot Noir. Why Crimson? 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 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.

Keywords: Ata Rangi Martinborough Vineyard Winery