Made with grapes from one place, Ara single estate wine aims to deliver more surprise, more excitement and more enjoyment. Fusing the time-honoured art of winemaking with fresh ideas, we amplify and refine the natural qualities of our remarkable Wairau Valley location. The result is a strikingly different Marlborough New Zealand experience.
Single Estate wines are a fusion of grapes sources from all areas of Ara’s single estate vineyards and considered it’s most complete expression, year on year delivering true consistency in terms of style, flavour and balance.
A classical expression of Marlborough but with the added complexity and texture that you can expect from Ara. This Sauvignon Blanc delivers lush grapefruit and gooseberry flavours, beautifully offset by a refined dry finish.
Harvest & Winemaking
The backbone of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is composed of lifted aromatics of grapefruit, with restrained mineral and stonefruit characters typical of close planted, low yielding vines at Ara. The aromatics are accentuated by fruit from some of Ara’s more vigorous, leafy vineyard parcels that show the classical Marlborough pungency. The grape harvest was early in the first two weeks of March over a long slow ripening season which assisted the intense concentration of flavours. Early and later picks of the blend components also contributed to the contrast of herbaceous ripeness. The different parcels were fermented separately with long slow cool ferments. The wine was aged on yeast lees prior to racking, blending and fining.
Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $22.99
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