Ata Rangi 2018 Rosé, ‘Raranga’ Sauvignon Blanc and ‘Lismore’ Pinot Gris


Ata Rangi is one of this country’s greatest wine producers. The flagship wine, the Martinborough Pinot Noir can stand tall with Pinot Noirs world-wide, as can the whole range of wines, from Chardonnay and Riesling to Pinot Gris and Syrah. There’s the eclectic and unusual, such as the ‘Celebre’ red-blend, and deliciously approachable ‘Crimson’ Pinot Noir, the proceeds of sales of which go to the conservation-focussed ‘Project Crimson’. If one were super critical, the most ‘conservative’ of the Ata Rangi wines would have been the ‘Summer’ Rosé. and Sauvignon Blanc. The Ata Rangi team have long-realised this and winemaker Helen Masters has upped the game on these wines by building in greater textures and sophistication into them. Here, I review the latest Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc iterations from the 2018 vintage, along with the 2018 ‘Lismore’ Pinot Gris, which has over the years received subtle attention, as the Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc, (the latter called ‘Raranga’) are experiencing now. www.atarangi.co.nz


  • Ata Rangi Rosé 2018
  • Ata Rangi ‘Raranga’ Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  • Ata Rangi ‘Lismore’ Martinborough Pinot Gris 2018

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