GOLD MEDAL | Mundus Vini
GOLD MEDAL | Melbourne International Wine Competition
93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
The Ara range falls under the wider Giesen stable of wines these days and this is excellent, punchy Wairau Valley Sauvignon. It's a classic Marlborough release that bursts with tropical fruits but the sublime palate weight this wine exhibits sets it apart from the pack. This is world class wine at an affordable price point. Climb in. We know that you won't be disappointed.
The winery writes "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."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Totally classic bouquet with pungent aromas of ripe sweet tree and tropical fruits, grapefruit and apple, passionfruit and peach, fresh green herbs and stone. Crisp, herbaceous, fruity and vibrant on the palate. Flavours mirror the bouquet accentuated by a saline acid line, satin texture and lengthy finish. Balanced and well made with best drinking from today and through 2024+."