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Ata Rangi Célèbre Syrah Cabernet Merlot

  • Merlot, Syrah, Cabernets
  • New Zealand, 750ml
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Inviting aromas of blueberries, juicy boysenberries and hints of blackcurrant follow through to a vibrant palate with fine, supple tannins supporting the fruit. A long and silky finish completes this remarkably elegant and already complete wine. Celebre is a blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

  • Winery: Ata Rangi
  • Varietal: Merlot 31%, Syrah 56%, Malbec 7%, Cabernet Franc 6%
  • Region: Martinborough, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2021
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Other: Sustainable Winegrowing, at its best now to 2033
  • Food pairing: Grilled meats & hamburgers; spaghetti Bolognese; pizza; mushrooms & onions; Parmesan

Winery notes - An intense nose of dark scented aromas of aniseed, black liquorice and cardamom draws you in to a palate peppered with ripe plum and black currant. Densely structured and detailed, 2021 is a riper more profound vintage of Célèbre than the lighter more energetic 2020 . The inclement weather at flowering and late frosts of 2021 resulted in tiny bunches and small, thick-skinned berries packed with flavour and tannin. Thirty-six years on from the first release of Célèbre, this blend continues to go from strength to strength as the vines slowly mature, their roots moving deeper into the gravels of the Martinborough Terrace. 

Ata Rangi, meaning "dawn sky" or "new beginning" is a small family owned New Zealand winery, located at the Southern end of the North Island. With a big reputation for serious Pinot Noir, founder and patriarch Clive Paton planted his first vines in 1980 and was one of four pioneer winemakers in the Martinborough area.

Alongside Clive, the vineyard is also owned and managed by Clive’s wife Phyll, and sister Alison. The talented trio, together with dynamic winemaker Helen Masters, have made Ata Rangi known for their flagship wine, Pinot Noir. In 2010, this wine was honoured with the inaugural Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa or "Grand Cru of New Zealand".

  • 93/100 Points - Bob Campbell, The Real Review (2019 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2019 vintage)
  • 5 Stars & 95/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2018 vintage)
  • 94/100 Points & Excellent - Cam Douglas MS (2018 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2016 vintage)
  • 95/100 Points - Gourmet Traveller Wine (2016 vintage)
  • 93/100 Points - Nick Stock, James Suckling (2016 vintage)


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