2019 Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc

2019 Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Johan Axlund

""Smoky, capsicum, herbaceous nice texture, good length, minty, fresh""

Johan Axlund

Antoine Huray

"Nice texture and juicy tropical fruit"

Antoine Huray

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Johan Axlund

""Smoky, capsicum, herbaceous nice texture, good length, minty, fresh""

Johan Axlund

Antoine Huray

"Nice texture and juicy tropical fruit"

Antoine Huray

RRP: $22.00 per bottle36% OFF

$13.99

(buy 6 or more)

$14.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $3.75 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
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This Sauv Blanc comes from the Ara Vineyard, a super plot located in Marlborough's Southern Valleys that has a reputation for that real snappiness.
Snappy is the right word for this fresh Sauv Blanc too, with that charismatic passionfruit nose backed by a wonderfully vital palate.

Expert Reviews

93 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitThis is gorgeously fruited and fabulously expressed on the nose showing Granny Smith apple, nectarine, green rockmelon and lime peel aromas, leading to a succulent palate that's concentrated and flavoursome. The wine offers terrific fruit power and vibrancy, finishing delightfully long and refreshing.

Tech stuff

Sauvignon Blanc
Ara Wines
Marlborough
2019
750ml
13%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap

How's it taste?

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.

How was it made?

Juice was fermented at moderate temperatures (14-16C) using a combination of classic Sauvignon Blanc yeasts. This ensured distinct varietal defi nition and fruit purity, and a textural palate. To ensure texture and complexity, after fermentation the wine was left to mature in tank on light lees, before being racked, blended and fi ltered in preparation for bottling.

Who made it?

As if New Zealand wasn’t already on the edge of the earth, wait until you’ve made the journey to Wairau Valley, Marlborough. At 41.51S 174.01E, Ara Wines are literally on the edge of the world. Wedged between rugged mountains on both sides and with two icy rivers cutting a track through, it’s an extreme place. This valley is the definition of raw, untamed, cool climate. To say this presents challenges is an understatement. But digging deep and working in harmony with the environment builds strong character – and strong character makes great wines. In fact, the winemaking and viticulture teams at Ara Wines wouldn’t have it any other way. They live to embrace challenge – creating intensely flavoured wines that amplify Marlborough’s remarkable natural story. These strikingly different, complex wines illustrate their ‘Ara’ or path on the edge of the world.