Ara Pinot Noir 2020

Resolute is the purest expression of Marlborough
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Primary Notes: Dark plum Spice

Secondary Notes: Oak

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium -

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium -

Alcohol (%): 13.5%

Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand


Grape: Pinot Noir

Fermentation: Sustainable



Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 6 - 8 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Grilled salmon with ponzu sauce, braised pork

Western Food Pairing: Tangerine lamb; pork loin


Ara Pinot Noir 2020

Ara Resolute represents the unwavering dedication to showcasing the essence of Pure Marlborough. Crafted on the edge of the earth, the organic, single vineyard Resolute wines balance Marlborough's rugged exuberance and fruit expression with elegance and refinement. Ara Resolute is crafted from a few hand-selected rows of Pinot Noir within the vineyard in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. The fruit benefits from specific oak and ageing to create Ara’s iconic wine. Resolute is the purest expression of place. Enjoy this wine's complex palate of sweet boysenberry, dark plum and delicate oak spice supported by a firm structure and completed with an opulent, silky finish.


Harvesting the selected blocks by hand began in mid March to early April, when the grapes were at peak physiological ripeness. The fruit was hand sorted after picking, then partially destemmed before being transferred by gravity into the open top fermenters.

Wild fermentation started almost straight away, with very gentle plunging so as not to over extract from the plush fruit. The peak ferment temperature was 30°C, holding for the post ferment maceration with no plunging. 

The grapes were drained and pressed with traditional basket press straight to barrel, where the wine sat in stasis over Winter. With Spring came a natural malolactic ferment, before a settling period over vintage 2016. The wine had no fining before being bottled.
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