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    Intensely flavoured fruits ripened by long, dry summers.

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    Sharing a moment over a seductive red. The best way to spend an afternoon.

Select Blocks Pinot Noir

This wine has seduction on its mind. It wants to bewitch you with spicy berry flavours and a little toasted oak. It’s also a great keeper, if you’re disciplined enough to keep a wine cellar.

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This seductive wine can be enjoyed immediately or may be cellared for at least 5 years.

Tasting Notes

The Ara Select Blocks Pinot Noir exhibits succulent boysenberry and cherry aromas lightly seasoned with toasted oak and framed by long fine grained tannins.

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Our favourite meals

Sticky Hoisin Pork.

Keep this meal light by serving along side some steam Asian greens like bak choy choy sum and gai larn.

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Select Blocks - Pinot Noir

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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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