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Ata Rangi McCrone Vineyard 2020 Martinborough

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Looking back at the seasonal notes of the 2020 vintage the repeating theme is `typical’. Temperature, rainfall
and yields were all we could hope for in an ideal season in Martinborough. It was a pleasure to harvest clean,
impeccable fruit that truly expressed each site’s unique character. McCrone vineyard is just around the
corner from our home block but here the soils are remarkably different. Whilst the Martinborough Terrace
is predominantly alluvial gravels, there is a compact seam of clay which threads its way across a section of
the terrace, fanning out over the gravels and creating a cooling effect on the roots in the soil. The McCrone
site catches this seam and delivers a distinctively different aroma and flavour profile than that of the Ata
Rangi Pinot Noir.
Very floral perfume of violets, rose petal, sweet raspberry and spice. Bold and juicy entry to the palate, with
primary fruit combining with herbal and iron ore notes. There is a brooding, savoury note to the glossy and
vibrant palate, tannins are bouncy and plush. A very compelling release of the McCrone vineyard that
balances the energy and complexity of the whole bunch portion with the weight and power that has become
synonymous with this site.

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