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ATA RANGI Pinot Noir 2016

(Martinborough, New Zealand) $53

In 1980 Clive Paton, along with his wife and sister, bought an old sheep paddock on the southern end of the North Island and planted it with vines.  Little did he know it would one day be considered a “Grand Cru” of New Zealand.  Ata Rangi (the name is Maori for “dawn sky” or “new beginning”) is a pinot of great beauty, with long swaths of richness, plus a lovely pepperiness. The finish fades out slowly like an old French film. If you’ve ever wondered how a top New Zealand pinot noir compares to one from Burgundy, Oregon, or California, Ata Rangi is the pinot you should try. (13% abv)

94 points KM

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