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Ata Rangi Raranga Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc now takes the name Raranga (‘woven’ in Maori) to express our range of winemaking techniques in the creation of our uniquely Martinborough style for this varietal.
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Our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc now takes the name Raranga (‘woven’ in Maori) to express our range of winemaking techniques in the creation of our uniquely Martinborough style for this varietal. A number of different ferments, including partial malolactic with a barrel portion, are woven together to produce a complex and textural wine. Around 10% of the fruit was fermented in contact with its skins for two months, drawing out the more complex flavours that reside in the skins. The grape skins also contain phenolics which, combined with the natural acidity, offer a fresh back bone. On the nose, there’s an enticing mix of spiced apple pie, cut grass, melon and fennel seed. Through the palate, the on-skins and whole bunch portions add texture and weight, with notes of candied lemon and cardamom; a fresh, tangy entry which develops into a creamy, savoury finish

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Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - 92 Points Review by Nick Stock | JamesSuckling.com
A small portion of skin contact adds another dimension to this restrained lime and herb leaf style. The cooler vintage has really focused this wine into a fresh, long lime citrus mode on the palate. Drink now. November 2017. (Posted on 23/11/2017)
Ata Rangi Raranga Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough 2017 - 92 Points Review by Nick Stock | JamesSuckling.com
A small portion of skin contact adds another dimension to this restrained lime and herb leaf style. The cooler vintage has really focused this wine into a fresh, long lime citrus mode on the palate. November 2017. (Posted on 21/11/2017)
Ata Rangi 'Raranga' Sauvignon Blanc 18.0/20 points Review by Raymond Chan | October 2017
‘Raranga’ means ‘woven’ in Māori, reflecting the winemaking techniques. The first release of an alternative Sauvignon Blanc style. Very pale straw with slight green hues. The nose is very fine and taut, showing cooler-spectrum gooseberry fruit, green stonefruits, nettle herbs and nutty elements, quite slender. Dry to taste, the palate is tightly bound with intense and aromatic flavours of green stonefruits, nectarines with gooseberries, along with nettle elements and spices, revealing mineral hints. The texture is very fine, and the palate is crisp with brisk acidity. Good line, finishing with lightness. The cooler vintage shows, but the inputs positive and subtle, and in balance. Hand-picked fruit, 10% fermented on skins for 8 weeks, 4% whole bunch fermented, 40% in barrel by indigenous yeasts with high solids to 12.5% alc., a portion undergoing MLF. (Posted on 3/11/2017)

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Technical Data
Harvest Date

30 March - 11 April 

Vineyards

Waiora, Walnut Ridge, Hau Ariki Marae, Southdown Estate

Harvest Analysis

Brix 19.0 - 20.8 / TA 7.6 - 9.2 g/l / pH 2.9 - 3.05

Bottling Date

September 2017

Cellaring

 now and next 10 years. 

Wine Analysis

Alc    12.5%
TA     8.1 g/l  pH   3.13
    

Winemaking

 Fruit hand-picked.10% fermented on skin for 8 weeks, 4% fermented whole bunch for 4 weeks then gently pressing to remove skins. All other fruit pressed and fermented in barrel or tank. Barrel portion makes up 40% of the blend. No sulphur addition to juice, high solids and wild yeast fermentation. Some malolactic in barrel.