Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - 4 Stars and Silver Medal
- Country: New Zealand
- Wine Region: Marlborough
- Wine Maker: Jeff Clarke
- Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
- Grape Percentage: 100%
- Alcohol Percentage: 13%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2013
ARA Marlborough Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011 offers restrained mineral and stone fruit characters with accentuated grapefruit aromatics; balanced with elegance and texture.
Ara Wines is a New Zealand single estate wine company with a focus on delivering fine Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. All Ara wines come from a single, sustainably managed vineyard, delivering pure fruit expression with texture, elegance and refinement. The result is an intriguing Marlborough experience.Ara’s single estate lies at the elevated end of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough on a flat terrace where the Wairau and Waihopai Rivers meet, lifted above the rest of.. read more
A classic regional style – fresh and ripely scented, with good intensity. Mouthfilling wine with tropical fruit flavours of passionfruit and lime, lively acidity, excellent purity and balance, and a tight, dry, lengthy finish.
Weighty, with tropical-fruit flavours, reminiscent of passionfruit, the 2010 vintage (4*) is a restrained, ripe style with fresh acidity, very good richness and harmony, and a dry, finely balanced finish.
Canada Mondiales des Vins 2012 - Gold Medal
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 extended from the middle of March into the later half of April. 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.