If you like traditional old world Pinot then you will probably enjoy this New World alternative. It has bright red fruits but also a degree of earthiness together with some meaty characters.
Second wine of the exhalted Ata Rangi stable, this is made with younger vines for more up-front fruit, but is not lacking in earthy, burgundian overtones.
Absolutely stunning - perhaps the best - Martinborough Pinot, with deep, compex fruit flavours, balanced earthy notes and a stellar finish.
Minimal vineyard intervention and hand picking allow the wine to express itself beautifully. Violets and dark stone fruits show on the nose, with a palate of dense fruit and lovely toasted oak characteristics.
Tim Kerruish, a local chap (well this isn't technically true, after telling everyone for the last 3 years!, but a lot of his family live round the corner) Anyhow we've sold his wine since he started out and it just getting better and better.
Among the fuller of Marlborough Pinots, this is smoky, and brimming with forest fruits.