Ata Rangi ‘Celebre’ Martinborough 2013

Blended Red from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 23-Oct-2015
Dark, deep ruby-red, a hint of garnet. Full and deeply packed on nose with solid and near robust aromas. Ripe dark red plum and redcurrant fruit, revealing pepper and spice in the glass. Blossoms in volume. Fulsome on palate, with sweet dark red berry fruits. Redcurrant, plum and pepper. Plush and refreshing acidity, with robust structure and grip. Strong richness and presence. 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17 months in 20% new French oak. 18.5+/20 Oct 2015 RRP $40.00 Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on rim. The nose is full, solid and densely packed with aromas of blackberry and black plum fruit, unfolding black pepper, Asian spices and subtle blackcurrant detail. The aromatics unfold complexing earth and lifted dark herb nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a firmly concentrated core of ripe black and earthy plums melded with blackberry and black pepper. Rich, lush and succulent blackcurrant flavours underline the fruit. Fulsome, robust tannin extraction supports the palate lending significant structure and grip. The textures are grainy, with sufficient suppleness to ensure no rusticity, and carry the deep, mouthfilling flavours to a long, full, firm finish. This is a rich, sweet, black plum, berry and curranty Merlot-blend with fulsome structure and grip. Match with barbecued and roasted red meat dishes over the next 8-10 years. A blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Ata Rangi ‘Home Block’, ‘Craighall’, ‘Di Mattina’, ‘Champ Ali’, ‘Boundary Road’ and ‘Kahu’ sites, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending up to 21 days on skins and aged 17 months in 20% new French oak barriques. 18.5+/20 May 2015 RRP $38.00

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