Valpolicella Ripasso, Monte del Fra
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Grape VarietyMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
StyleFull & Opulent
The Ata Rangi vineyards are situated in Wairarapa, just North East of Wellington. The grapes are planted on well-drained alluvial soil deposited on what was the original course of the river as it flowed to the Pacific Ocean. The grapes used for this wine come from the Ata Rangi Martinborough home block. These vineyards deliver both the quality and quantity in all varieties to make this outstanding Celebre. It is two thirds home grown Martinborough with the balance being premium Hawke's Bay Syrah. On the nose, blueberries and blackberries meld with hints of cocoa powder and a whiff of gamey version. Spicy, peppery notes open up on the palate while layers of fine, supple tannins provide backbone and texture. A long smooth finish completes the blend.
Sommelier Wine Awards 2014, Gold Medal
"Elegance and focus lead Ata Rangi to the Gold List. A fragrant blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with morello cherry, red and black fruits and a herbaceous streak, the palate has at its core crunchy fruit with an elegant seam of acidity." SWA 2014