Ata Rangi Celebre Merlot (12 Bottles) Martinborough, New Zealand

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Varietal: Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Franc

A full and enticing nose of aromas; blueberry and boysenberry tempered by darker spice flavours of cocoa nib and black cardamom, add to that complex savoury notes of manuka bark and sundried tomatoes. The palate sweeps in with flavours of cranberry and a mineral sensation that lingers through the length of the palate. The tannins are ripe and balanced.

An impressive release of this wine, delicious drinking now but with a concentration and structure that will allow this wine to further evolve.



Ata Rangi, meaning “dawn sky” or “new beginning” in Maori, is a small, family-owned Martinborough producer. Founder Clive Paton is one of the pioneers of Pinot Noir in New Zealand, planting his first vines on the stony terrace in 1980.

Winemaker Helen Masters focuses on traditional winemaking techniques, with organic practices undertaken in the vineyards, to produce the finest quality wines that best reflect the terroir and features of each season. Ata Rangi was honoured in 2010 with the inaugural Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa or “Grand Cru of New Zealand,” one of only two New Zealand estates to have received this accolade.

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