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    Intensely flavoured fruits ripened by long, dry summers.

Single Estate Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

A more classical expression of Marlborough but with the added complexity and texture that you can expect from Ara wines.

Dark raspberry and boysenberry fruit flavours emerge from a soft and savoury wine rounded out with elegant but firm tannins.

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This single estate wine will be enjoyable upon release; but will reward with further cellaring for the next 3 – 5 years.

Our favourite meals

Set the table with brightly coloured tea lights and be inspired by scenes from the bazaars of Marrakesh.

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Single Estate - Pinot Noir

"Supple and savoury, raspberries and cherries"

Graeme Barrow - The Advocate

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Birthplace: In the heart of Marlborough wine country

The purest distillation of Ara’s brand philosophy yet, Ara Marlborough wines have been hand selected from grapes across the Wairau Valley, finely crafted to offer a balance between the renowned Marlborough fruity vivaciousness.

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