Ara 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Rosé

The inexorable progress of Ara Wines in the upper Waihopai Valley, Marlborough is apparent in the new 2014 vintage releases. A favourable growing season and new vineyard management regimes contributed to a very early harvest for the company with excellent quality. Vineyard general manager Gus Struthers and winemaker Jeff Clarke see Pinot Noir as performing exceptionally. The vintage has given a greater yield of Pinot Gris, and they see the Sauvignon Blanc as "classical” in the best sense. Here, I review the first 2014 releases, the ‘Single Estate’ Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and inaugural Pinot Noir Rosé.


  • Ara ‘Single Estate’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Ara ‘Single Estate’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2014
  • Ara ‘Single Vineyard’ ‘Limited Release’ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2014

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