- Silver - Sommelier Wine Awards 2014
Yes, Ata Rangi is best known for its Pinot Noir, but Clive Paton and his wife Phyll make a mean Chardonnay too, a barrel-fermented dry white with seductive appley fruit that‘s opulent in Meursault-like mould showing lots of peaches and cream fruit and fine integrated oak, bisected by a trenchant blade of fresh acidity.
A serious Chardonnay... Shy mealy, buttery, nutty and white peach aromas, with some malt and honey touches; intense and refined and very long on the palate. A superb wine with a future.