Sourced from across our Estate in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Ara Single Estate are intensely flavoured wines that amplify the remarkable valley story. These consistent, flavoursome wines tell the tale of making Ara wines on the edge of the world.

ARA SINGLE ESTATE PINOT GRIS 2017

This 2017 Pinot Gris delivers delicate aromas of pear, and nectarine which flow through to subtle bush honey and citrus notes on the palate. A textural and elegantly structural quality provide length to the finish.

HARVEST

Grapes were harvested with a range of maturity to contribute a broad flavour spectrum. Following harvest the wine was cold settled then clear racked.

WINEMAKING

Juice was fermented at moderate temperatures (14 -16°C) using a combination of yeast. These conditions ensured distinct varietal definition and a fuller bodied, textural palate. Fermentation was stopped when balance was achieved. Following a short time on full lees the wine was racked to blend, fined and stabilised before filtration to prepare for bottling

FOOD MATCH

Asian fusion dishes, and grilled seasonal seafood.

 

ARA SINGLE ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

This aromatic Sauvignon Blanc shows classic Wairau Valley blackcurrant on the nose, backed up with citrus blossom and hints of wild herbs. The palate is beautifully fresh, with lively acidity and grapefruit flavours. Tropical fruit flavours give a natural sweetness to the wine, which finishes crisp, refreshing and dry.

HARVEST

Grapes were harvested with a range of maturity to contribute a broad flavour spectrum. Following harvest the wine was cold settled then clear racked.

WINEMAKING

Juice was fermented at moderate temperatures (14-16C) using a combination of classic Sauvignon Blanc yeasts. This ensured distinct varietal definition and fruit purity, and a textural palate. After fermentation, the wine was allowed to age in tank on light lees to further add weight and texture to the wine, before being racked, blended and filtered in preparation for bottling.

FOOD MATCH

New Zealand’s classic whitebait fritters.

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