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Ata Rangi Pétrie Chardonnay

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Ata Rangi Pétrie Chardonnay

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Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This pared-back chardonnay from Martinborough offers plenty of bright and ripe melon and apple fruits, some grilled hazelnuts and a citrusy thread - it's composed and zesty-smelling. The palate's cut with grapefruit citrus, nectarine and flinty complexity; honeysuckle builds through the finish. Great balance and depth here.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
92
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Very fresh stone-fruit aromas with subtle oak elements. Palate sweet, rich and intense - quite Chablis-like with its lovely phenolics and soft acidity. 5+
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Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Sourced from the Petrie Gravels, roughly thirty kilometres north of the Martinborough township, this is a neat and pure expression of chardonnay. It's quite ripe and fleshy but is held together by some nicely judged grip and leesy density; flavours of pear, quince and apple linger.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
91
Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard wine is grown south of Masterton, in the Wairarapa. It's not in the same class as its Craighall stablemate (above), but the price is lower. The 2009 vintage was hand-picked and fermented and lees-aged for seven months in French oak barriques and puncheons (18 per cent new), with 30 per cent malolactic fermentation. The bouquet is citrusy; the palate is tightly structured and dry, with fresh acidity and grapefruit and toast flavours showing excellent delicacy, drive and length.
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Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
The Pétrie vineyard is slightly to the north of Martinborough and produces a flavoursome, almost exotic chardonnay. Here there's an array of fruits that head all the way into the tropical spectrum, sweetly ripened and dressed in some fine French oak. The palate has a confident, savoury side to it, plenty of texture and weight, ripe peach flavour and a wash of spicy oak across the finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
92
Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard wine is grown south of Masterton, in the Wairarapa. It's not in the same class as its Craighall stablemate (above), but the price is lower. It is typically fragrant and creamy, with rich peach and grapefruit characters, a distinct touch of butterscotch and a well-rounded finish. There was no 2007, due to frost. From a top vintage, the 2008 was hand-picked and fermented and lees-aged for seven months in French oak barriques (25 per cent new), with 30 per cent malolactic fermentation. It's an elegant, rich wine, slightly creamy, with finely balanced acidity and concentrated, peachy, sweet-fruit flavours, delicious from the start.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
This single-vineyard wine is grown by Neil Petrie at East Taratahi, south of Masterton. It's not in the same class as its Craighall stablemate (above), but the price is lower. The 2002 vintage matured for a year in French oak barriques, has ripe peach/melon aromas leading into a fresh, creamy palate with rich peach and grapefruit characters, a distinct touch of butterscotch and a well-rounded finish. It's a full-flavoured wine with strong drink-young appeal.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Launched from the 1997 vintage, this single-vineyard wine is grown by Neil Petrie at East Taratahi, south of Masterton. Oliver Masters, Chardonnay winemaker at Ata Rangi, compares the Petrie Chardonnay to 'the slightly cooler, more elegant, flinty wines of Chablis, while Craighall is more aligned to the fatter, riper, complex styles of Montrachet'. It's not in the same class as the Craighall, but the price is lower. The 2001 vintage French oak-matured for 11 months, shows excellent weight and concentration, with strong grapefruit, lime and butterscotch flavours cut with fresh acidity
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Launched from the 1997 vintage, this single-vineyard wine is grown by Neil Petrie at East Taratahi, south of Masterton. Oliver Masters, Chardonnay winemaker at Ata Rangi, compares the Petrie Chardonnay to 'the slightly cooler, more elegant, flinty wines of Chablis, while Craighall is more aligned to the fatter, riper, complex styles of Montrachet'. It's not in the same class as the Craighall, but the price is lower. Mouthfilling, with strong, peachy, citrusy flavours, slightly buttery and toasty, the 1999 is a quite forward, crisp and lively wine with sweet, ripe fruit characters, worth cellaring for a year or two.
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; a seamless bouquet introduces a wine with greater elegance than the Craighall, the palate with lovely citrus and melon fruit, perfectly balanced acidity, and a long, clean finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
94
Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Launched from the 1997 vintage this single-vineyard wine is grown by Neil Petrie, south of Masterton. The 1997 was hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, and fermented and matured for a year in barrels; 30 per cent went through a softening malolactic fermentation. It's a mouthfilling wine, moderately complex, with impressive depth of citrusy, nutty, butterscotch-like flavour and a rounded finish. The 1998 is savoury and buttery on the nose, with mouthfilling body (14 per cent alcohol), a hint of butterscotch and excellent depth of grapefruit/oak flavour in a complex style, less concentrated than its Craighall stablemate, but still worth cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Launched from the 1997 vintage this single-vineyard wine is grown by Neil Petrie, south of Masterton. The 1997 was hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, and fermented and matured for a year in barrels; 30 per cent went through a softening malolactic fermentation. It's a mouthfilling wine, moderately complex, with impressive depth of citrusy, nutty, butterscotch-like flavour and a rounded finish. The 1998 is savoury and buttery on the nose, with mouthfilling body (14 per cent alcohol), a hint of butterscotch and excellent depth of grapefruit/oak flavour in a complex style, less concentrated than its Craighall stablemate, but still worth cellaring.
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