Crimson Pinot Noir
Buy Now – Crimson Pinot Noir 2011 younger vines - $35
Buy Now – Crimson Pinot Noir 2011 375mls - $18
Inspired by a love of New Zealand’s native rata and pohutukawa trees, sales of this very special Pinot Noir from Ata Rangi have supported the work of the Project Crimson Trust for many years.
Founder and winemaker Clive Paton has long been a tree lover, and his work in this area was recognised in 2012 when he was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of his contribution to Conservation and Viticulture. In his spare time he works actively on native tree planting at the Ata Rangi family Bush Block, 15 minutes south of Martinborough. The idea for Crimson evolved from Ata Rangi’s on-going association with the Project Crimson Trust through Clive’s work with rata propagation and planting. More info on this work can be found on Ata Rangi’s website ‘Bush Block’ page.
Ata Rangi report that their delicious Crimson ‘young vines’ pinot noir, with its beautiful pohutukawa-clad label, continues to wow wine lovers and media critics not only close to home, but in cities as diverse as Tokyo, London, Melbourne, Singapore and Rio. Reference to the work of Project Crimson is carried on the back label, helping to spread the word across the globe.
Crimson Pinot Noir (in two different size options) makes a fabulous gift ! The bottles can be packed in attractive, branded wooden boxes for a small extra cost and sent directly with a personalised card.
Crimson can be purchased directly from the winery (door to door delivery) for $35 per bottle. There are also half bottles (375 ml) at $18 which make a wonderful Christmas ‘stocking stuffer’ - also ideal for older people who are drinking a little less.
For details and to purchase, visit the ‘Buy Wine’ page on the Ata Rangi website.
Ata Rangi CRIMSON is an ongoing commitment to the Project Crimson Trust.
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Crimson Pinot Noir 2011 is the product of a stand-out season, the benign spring rolling into a long, lazy summer that delivered well timed, appropriately-sized helpings of each of the key ingredients - sunshine hours, warmth, rain and wind. More savoury than fruity, a faint hint of clove and fresh cardamom adds intrigue to the nose, with flavours suggestive of plum/cranberry/red licorice coming through on the palate. Easily the most seductive feature of this release is the wonderfully plush, velvety mid-palate, the fine, textural spread of tannins and the long, tight, spicy finish.
Sales of this well-established younger vines pinot support the work of Project Crimson. Clive is fully committed to propagating and planting rata and having this spread widely around the Wairarapa. Rata trees (Metrosideros Robusta) are now available for sale at Ata Rangi's Cellar Door.