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Ata Rangi 2013 McCrone Pinot Noir


Vintage 2013 is the fourth release in Australia of Ata Rangi McCrone Vineyard Pinot Noir.

Vines for the McCrone Vineyard were planted in 2001. Clonal material is a mix of the Ata Rangi Abel clone, Dijon clones and Clone 5. While these vines are obviously younger than those which generally go into the Ata Rangi label, the wine has the advantage of an extra 3 years bottle age before release. The vineyard was originally owned by Don and Carole McCrone who also own a 10 acre pinot noir vineyard in Yamhill, Oregon, the fruit off which is purchased by Ken Wright Cellars. Ken Wright Cellars specialise in single vineyard pinots. Clive Paton and the Ata Rangi team developed the Martinborough block for the McCrones and later purchased the vineyard.

Bob Campbell 96 points, 5 stars Gourmet Traveller WINE Dec 2016 'The two and a half hectare McCrone Vineyard was planted in 2001 with Abel, Clone 5 and Dijon clones 115 and 777. This is the fourth release... Dense, rich, flavour-packed pinot noir with black-fleshed plum, spice, floral and strong savoury/stemmy character that might derive from the use of 30% whole bunches in the fermentation. A complex and powerful wine with cellaring potential. To 2023.' Michele's notes: Tasted October 2016 - Lifted perfume, clarity of fruit, while being in the dark berry mode. Silky smooth, fine tannins and understated grip. Classic iron fist in a velvet glove.

Pinot Shop is located in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia at 135 Paterson Street down at the river end near Cataract Gorge, Stillwater Restaurant and The Mill Providore. We specialise in the best of premium pinot noir as grown so beautifully in the cool climes of Tasmania, New Zealand and southern parts of the big Australian continent. Our love for pinot extends to its sibling styles pinot gris and grigio and fizzy cousins sparkling wine and Champagne, even when they don’t contain pinot noir. That’s not to say we’ve become too exclusive - we also stock an interesting range of delicious wines for those (rare) times when you’re not drinking pinot…
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