International Wine Challenge 2012 - Silver Medal - "White gooseberries, tropical fruit lime, lively, no bitterness, good finish. "
- Country: New Zealand
- Wine Region: Marlborough
- Wine Maker: Jeff Clarke
- Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
- Grape Percentage: 100%
- Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: Drink Now
This wine is from our single estate in Marlborough New Zealand and is sustainably grown and crafted. Displays fresh fruit aromas, balanced by the zest of a Sauvignon Blanc sparkle.
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
The backbone of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is composed of fruit 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 normally takes place from mid March through to 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 of approximately 20 days. The wine was aged on yeast lees for about 4 months prior to the addition of a touch of effervescence.