Crimson Pinot Noir


Ata Rangi


Inspired by a love of New Zealand’s native rata and pohutukawa trees, sales of this very special Pinot Noir from Ata Rangi have supported the work of the Project Crimson Trust for many years.

Founder and winemaker Clive Paton has long been a tree lover, and his work in this area was recognised in 2012 when he was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of his contribution to Conservation and Viticulture. In his spare time he works actively on native tree planting at the Ata Rangi family Bush Block, 15 minutes south of Martinborough. The idea for Crimson Pinot Noir evolved from Ata Rangi’s on-going association with the Project Crimson Trust through Clive’s work with rata propagation and planting. More info on this work can be found on Ata Rangi’s website ‘Bush Block’ page.

Ata Rangi report that their delicious Crimson ‘young vines’ pinot noir, with its beautiful pohutukawa-clad label, continues to wow wine lovers and media critics not only close to home, but in cities as diverse as Tokyo, London, Melbourne, Singapore and Rio. Reference to the work of Project Crimson is carried on the back label, helping to spread the word across the globe.

Crimson Pinot Noir makes a fabulous gift! The bottles can be packed in attractive, branded wooden boxes for a small extra cost and sent directly with a personalised card. 

Crimson can be purchased directly from Ata Rangi (door to door delivery) for $36 per bottle.  

For details and to purchase, visit the ‘Buy Wine’ page on the Ata Rangi website.


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Crimson 2014 Tasting Notes