Seller: rarewinemerchant (122) 100%, Location: Artarmon, Ships to: AU, Item: 142180949794 HOTLINE: 0409 121 151 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2009 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2009 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2009 Few people other than Masters of Wine students or proper wine geeks would find a chat about vine clones interesting. That is unless you were talking to Clive Paton, founder of Ata Rangi in New Zealand’s Martinborough region. Whether you’ve heard it before or not, the recounting of ‘The Tale of the Gumboot Clone’ – and the creation of this iconic estate – never fails to amaze. Paton was a dairy farmer until, age 28, he had ‘a mid-life crisis’, sold off the herd and bought an old 5ha sheep paddock on the edge of Martinborough. That was in 1980, when this region was not a wine region at all. A couple of years earlier, Paton had read a scientific report that said Martinborough had potential for vinegrowing, with similar soils to Burgundy. So, with no grape-growing or winemaking experience, but the nouse of a farmer and knowledge of the land and climate, he decided to take a chance. In 1982, to garner more winemaking experience Paton worked a vintage with Malcolm Abel who, in a previous life, was a customs officer at Auckland International Airport. As luck would have it, in the ’70s Abel stopped a potential smuggler trying to bring in a Pinot Noir vine cutting hidden inside a gumboot – a cutting allegedly from the famous Romanée-Conti vineyard. The budding winemaker understood the significance of the find and sent the vine to the quarantine nursery, later buying it back and planting the first cuttings. Paton found out about Abel’s plants and asked for 24 cuttings to try out in his own nascent vineyard, at a time when Pinot Noir was not a variety seen in New Zealand. Today the Gumboot, or Abel, Clone is at the heart of Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, producing Paton’s first vintage in 1985. Paton recounted this story recently in London, when he and winemaker Helen Masters presented a ‘one-off, never-to-be-repeated’ 20-vintage vertical tasting of Martinborough Ata Rangi Pinot Noir from 1994 to 2013. For availability and prices, contact UK importer Liberty Wines. Shipping Shipping: Freight - RareWines is able to deliver to the majority of Australian suburbs using various courier companies as well as Australia Post. All packages dispatched are insured to their full purchase price and will be either replaced or the purchase price refunded in the event of loss or damage in transit. - Items purchased will only be dispatched to the registered address as it appears on Ebay. If you would like to alter the delivery address, please put this in writing immediately after payment has been made to ensure an easy and smooth transaction. - Pickup is not available from the RareWines warehouse due to liquor licensing laws. Proof of age may be requested at any point in time throughout the order process in accordance with New South Wales Liquor Licensing Laws. Estimated delivery time from Sydney to other capital cities is 2 to 6 business days. Postage may be delayed if very hot weather is forecast. If the person accepting the delivery is out and there are no delivery instructions, Australia Post will leave a card in the letter box for collection at your local Post Office. Payment We accept the following payment methods: PayPal - VISA, MasterCard, Bank Account Credit card over the phone - VISA, MasterCard Bank Deposit - BSB 012280 Acct 268501623 with transaction reference, or Surname For any enquiries or credit card payments please call on 0409 121 151 Returns All purchases made with RareWines are backed by a 14 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you believe that the item you have received is not as described, please contact us immediately in order to speed up the resolution process. Photographic evidence may be requested in some instances for insurance purposes. Return postage is at the buyers’ expense and may be refunded if RareWines is proved to be at fault. LIQUOR ACT 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor License Number LIQP770010377 Please enjoy alcohol in moderation and life in excess! Cheers.