Ata Rangi McCrone Pinot Noir
Winery : Ata Rangi
The McCrone Vineyard was planted in 2001. Clonal material is a mix of the Ata Rangi Abel clone, Dijon clones and Clone 5. The vineyard was originally owned by Don and Carole McCrone who also owned a 10 acre pinot noir vineyard in Yamhill, Oregon. Clive Paton and the Ata Rangi team developed the Martinborough block for the McCrones and later purchased the vineyard. The wine is always released with at least four years bottle age.
2014 Vintage - Michele's notes: Brilliant fruit, spicy, meaty, tangy, savoury, intriguing. Terrific.
2015 Vintage - Vineyard notes: '...a more floral and elegant expression than previous releases. The nose is brightly perfumed with notes of iron ore, baked raspberries, exotic spices of star anise, cinnamon and a hint of cardamom. There’s great flow and energy throughout the palate...' Nick Stock 97 points.