Ata Rangi Craighall Riesling (12 Bottles) Martinborough, New Zealand

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The nose has aromas of waxy white-flower notes, orange blossom, lime zest and kaffir lime, which meld with a note of salty sea spray. The wonderful crisp, intense and long palate combines to offer a compelling dry Riesling that is a unique expression of the Martinborough Terrace.

Watch the video below of  Ata Rangi founder Clive Paton made the bold decision to sell his small herd of dairy cows in order to buy 5 hectares of stony, barren sheep paddock at the edge of the small Martinborough village. His dream, inspired by a scientific soil and climate report on the suitability of Martinborough for grape-growing, was to become a world class vigneron…..



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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