Ara Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
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|Region:||Marlborough , New Zealand|
|Closure Type:||Screw cap|
|Alcohol by vol:||12.5% vol|
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Ara is a 400 hectare single estate vineyard with young vines on ancient land, combining advanced ideas with time-honoured traditions. Situated at the elevated end of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, Ara is planted in a classical European fashion with close planted row spacing. This means that each vine has less fruit to ripen so concentrates on flavour development in the cherished grapes.
Marlborough, located on New Zealand’s South Island, is by far the country’s largest winemaking region. Its modern era of viticulture began in the 1970s and since then it has become internationally renowned, especially for its zesty and fruity Sauvignon Blanc grape.
Situated on the east coast of the island with mountains to the west, Marlborough has one of the driest, sunniest climates in the whole of New Zealand yet it’s still relatively cool. This provides favourable, long periods within which grapes can ripen.
Wairau Valley is the most established wine-producing area within Marlborough however in the past few years, increasing amounts of vines have been planted in Awatere Valley, Hawkesbury and Waihopai. The real hot-spots in the region are Renwick, Blenheim and Cloudy Bay, where the strong contrast between hot sunny days and cool nights helps vintners extend the ripening period and deliver unique aromas and flavours.
Apart from Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is known for its quality Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
This delicate grape variety makes the most delicious wines but is notoriously difficult to grow and very sensitive to climate and weather changes, hence it's more premium price tag. Originating from Burgundy in France, Pinot Noir produces wines that are soft and silky with red berry fruit flavours and aromas that, with age, develop into delightful gamey and ‘earthy’ notes.