Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay 2018
"Aromatic wine with a mix of biscuit and grapefruit characters. Tangy, mouth-watering chardonnay with citrus, white peach, hazelnut and spicy oak flavours." Bob Campbell MW
Ata Rangi Craighall is a pure Chardonnay sourced from prized blocks of low-yielding Mendoza clone vines.
The oldest vines, now 30+ years of age, are situated directly opposite the Ata Rangi home block in the heart of the wonderful deep, free-draining gravels that make up the Martinborough Terrace.
Grapes for the vintage were hand-picked and barrel fermented in Burgundy barriques (25% new), using indigenous yeasts, and the wine was aged in barrel on its lees for 12 months.
"Aromatic wine with a mix of biscuit and grapefruit characters. Tangy, mouth-watering chardonnay with citrus, white peach, hazelnut and spicy oak flavours. A seamless, linear wine with impressive purity and power." Bob Campbell MW
95 Points - Bob Campbell MW
Classic Craighall on the nose; stone fruit, almond biscotti and lime zest. On the palate, it is rich on entry with a supple and enticing mid structure, before flowing into a long and lingering mineral finish. Fully barrel fermented with wild indigenous yeasts, this wine promises excellent cellaring potential.