Ata Rangi founder Clive Paton is an avid conservationist, determined to help restore New Zealand’s native forests to their former glory. His work led him to an association with Project Crimson, an established Charitable Conservation Trust focused on saving two spectacular red-flowering native trees – mountain-loving rata and the closely related, coastal pohutukawa, also known and loved as New Zealand’s own “Christmas tree”. Ata Rangi has now sponsored Project Crimson for over a decade. Sales of Crimson Pinot Noir help to spread the word of their work and Ata Rangi also donates cash for community planting projects. Clive has received a string of awards for his efforts, which include founding and chairing the Aorangi Restoration Trust covering over 40,000 hectares of the SE corner of New Zealand. He was appointed an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit in 2012 for his contribution to both conservation and viticulture in NZ and in 2014 was awarded the historic Gerald Loder Cup, this country’s highest conservation honour.
Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir
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A very complex Crimson showing plenty of savory character, dark toasted spices and mocha. The oak sits up for now but will assimilate into the cranberries and raspberries coupled with some herbs and bracken. The tannins are supple and frame the fleshy core of red fruit nicely. The acidity is bright and impressive, as is the depth, length and detail. One of the great-value pinot noirs of the world.