Ata Rangi, Lismore Pinot Gris


Ata Rangi is owned and run by Clive Paton and his wife Phyll, together with Clive's sister Alison and winemaker Helen Masters. Clive planted the bare, stony five hectare home paddock at the edge of Martinborough in 1980 and, in doing so, was one of a handful of people who pioneered grape growing in the area. Renowned for their Pinot Noir, which is consistently ranked as one of New Zealand's best, Ata Rangi also produces a range of white wines including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.

The Pinot Gris grapes come from the Lismore Vineyard at the northern edge of the Martinborough Terrace, and achieve their optimum flavour profile towards the end of the growing season. As a result, the team harvests this varietal fairly late to obtain a wine closer to the richer style of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace, rather than the leaner, bone-dry style of Pinot Grigio common in much of northern Italy.

Tasting Note:
Aromas of peach, grapefruit, Granny Smith apples and notes of hazelnuts. The palate is creamy, with flavours of fresh apricot and savoury notes.
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