Gold Medal Pinot Noir Clive Paton
I got a shock last year when I discovered that an old school mate was the best in the world at making a pinot noir. London wine competitions had awarded Ata Rangi a gold medal three times. Who is it? That man is Clive Paton of Ata Rangi Wines, Martinborough, in New Zealand’s North Island, Wairarapa Region. That is some achievement. Clive says that “the answer lies in the soil.” “And the climate.” I think that Helen Masters, wine maker, knows a thing or two!
“A LUNCHTIME staple on wine lists, we’ve all appreciated the refreshing qualities of a crisp pinot grigio… but how many wine lovers are familiar with pinot gris?”
Visit the award-winning Ata Rangi Vineyards in Martinborough, world renowned for outstanding Pinot Noir. Gold medals from London abound thanks to Clive Paton.
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The Ata Rangi Pinot Noir from an exceptional 2009 Martinborough vintage.
An Interview with Clive Paton and Phyll Pattie from Ata Rangi Vineyard, Martinborough, in the North Island’s Wairarapa, New Zealand. Listen closely for their secrets..
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Celebre and Chardonnay are their main wine productions.
Thanks for visiting Clive Paton and Phyll Pattie at their Ata Rangi Winery. Taste the Martinborough soil’s magic influence on this world beating range of pinot noir. London loved the 2009 vintage and I’m certain that you will, too. Written in Perth by an old friend of Clive’s, Geoff Dodd.
Staff Writer, GPD.