Ara Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - Waitrose

Ara Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

£11.99

Vegetarian Award - IWC medal: Silver (2011 Vintage)
Vintage: 2011
Region: Marlborough , New Zealand
Colour: Red
Style: Medium Bodied
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Screw cap
Alcohol by vol: 12.5% vol
Ara's Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 is a pure expression of the Ara estate. It delivers dark raspberry, cherry and rich boysenberry fruit flavours in a soft and elegantly supple wine with a hint of spice.

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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.