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Summer Rosé / Kahu Riesling 

Ata Rangi Summer Rosé 2017 - 88 Points

Nick Stock | Jamessuckling.com

A dry, tightly structured and crisp pink wine that has plenty of watermelon and fresh pink berry fruit flavors. Drink now. November 2017.


Ata Rangi Summer Rosé 2015 - 91 Points, 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim | Wine Orbit, Sept 2015

This is a fabulous dry rosé. Made from Hawke's Bay merlot with small amounts of their pinot noir and syrah, the bouquet shows delicate aromas of white stone fruit, fresh apple, citrus and floral with a touch of cranberry. The palate is beautifully weighted and juicy, and shows wonderful brightness, finishing long and juicy. Delightful, refreshing and so pleasing. At its best: now to 2017.


Ata Rangi Summer Rosé 2014

Raymond Chan, Oct 2014

Light candyfloss pink, with peach hues. The nose is tight with delicate stonefruits, redcurrants herbs and quince, quite mouthwatering. Dry to taste, delicate red florals, redcurrants and herb flavours feature. The mouthfeel is light, lacy and fine, the phenolics leave the palate thirst-quenchingly dry. There's lively acidity and balance, and its subtlety is reminiscent of Provencal rosé. Mainly Wairarapa Merlot with Ata Rangi Pinot Noir and Syrah, fermented to 13.5% alc. and dryness.17.5/20


Ata Rangi Kahu Botrytis Riesling 2011 - 4.5 Stars

Michael Cooper

Grown in the Kahu Vineyard, neighbouring the Ata Rangi winery in Martinborough, the 2011 (4.5*) is a top vintage. Bright yellow, with a beautifully perfumed and honeyed bouquet, it is sweet (120 grams/litre of residual sugar), with intense, citrusy flavours, enriched but not swamped by botrytis, a hint of sherbet, and lovely poise and depth. Drink now or cellar.


Ata Rangi Summer Rosé 2012

Raymond Chan, Nov 2012

Based on Ata Rangi estate fruit, Merlot with a small proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, soaked on skins overnight and cool-fermented in tank to 13.5% alc. and dryness. Light purple pink colour, lighter on rim. This has a softly fresh and full bouquet with beautifully delicately aromatic strawberry and redcurrant fruits along with inviting watermelon notes and hints of fresh herbs. Dry to taste, this is an elegant rosé with a fine core of succulent strawberry, melon and curranty flavours, enlivened by racy, crisp acidity. Mouth-watering and showing fruit clarity, the flavours flow to a very long finish with red floral and strawberry flavours and thirst-quenching juiciness. This is an elegantly succulent and mouth-watering rosé to serve with first course in summer weather over the next 2 years. 18.0-/20.


Ata Rangi Kahu Botrytis Riesling 2012

Raymond Chan, Dec 2012


Botrytised Riesling fruit from the 'Kahu' vineyard fermented to 12.5% alc. and 120 g/L rs. Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, paler on edge. The nose is beautifully rich with aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruits entwined with marmalade, wild honey and caramel notes from botrytis and full ripening. Very sweet and luscious, this is quite tightly bound and elegant in proportion, Ripe citrus fruits, marmalade, exotic musk, honey and caramel flavours form a good core to the palate which is very smooth, slippery and plush in texture. Good acidity is present and carries through to a moderately long, lingering finish with marmalade and toffee nuances. This is an elegant, but decidedly decadent dessert wine with a smooth lusciousness. Match with crème caramel and blue cheeses over the next 4-5+ years. (375 ml) 18.0+/20.



Ata Rangi Kahu Botrytis Riesling 2011

Bob Campbell MW, Mar 2012

Moderately sweet dessert style with honey, apricot, peach and some citrus flavours. Quite pure and reasonably sweet but restrained by gentle acidity and some fine tannins.

Ata Rangi Summer Rosé 2011

Bob Campbell MW, Feb 2012

This Rose is not, as you'd expect, made from Martinborough-grown Pinot Noir but is in fact Hawke's Bay Merlot. For the record I regard Merlot as a better Rose grape than Pinot Noir because it tends to give the wine a richer texture. This is a pure, simple and very slightly sweet wine, smooth-textured with good mouthfeel and succulently fruity finish. Very attractive.

Ata Rangi Summer Rosé 2010

Bob Campbell MW, Jan 2011

Light, fresh, cherry-ish wine with hints of floral and herb. Reasonably weighty and slightly sweet but with a drying tang on the finish. Good value at this price.