Ata Mara is a family owned producer of Pinot Noir and cool climate aromatic white wines from Central Otago. Advintage lifers will remember them as Te Mara, but the winery rebranded some years ago. Te Mara was our top selling Central Otago Pinot Gris for many years and we are pleased to have their generous wines back on our roster.
This 2018 gris is a beautiful varietal expression from Ata Mara, from a special site just off Wanaka Road in the sub-region of Pisa. It is off dry with classic notes of white flower and semi-ripe pear on the palate. Delicious stuff.
On the nose it is beautifully fragrant with baked apple, white flowers, spiced florals, orange peel, talc and soft pear. The palate reveals a lovely velvety entry, warm and flavourful with pretty spice notes and excellent line, vibrant and full of life with wonderful purity and balance.