The 2014 Pathway Sauvignon Blanc is a classic expression of Marlborough from Ara. Pronounced aromas of citrus zest, mandarin orange, and herbs. Medium body and crisp acidity. Flavors of green apple and lime citrus with underlying green garden-vegetable notes. Citrus notes persist on the finish.
The name Ara is both the indigenous Maori word for “pathway” and the Latin word for “altar”. And indeed, these wines lead us to a special place.
The Ara estate lies at the elevated end of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough with all of the beneficial climatic influences that have made the region world famous.
With strong sunshine, surrounded by vast cold ocean, Marlborough has become recognized internationally as a wine paradise creating distinctly fresh and vibrant wines that consumers continue to discover.
Part of the Todd family of businesses, one of New Zealand’s most successful companies with a family history dating back to 1884, Ara prides itself on a firm commitment to sustainability by minimizing its environmental footprint with certified sustainable winegrowing. Combining New World innovation with Old World experience, these are Single Estate wines. Single source origins commitment to sustainability by minimizing its environmental footprint with certified sustainable winegrowing. Combining New World innovation with Old World experience, these are Single Estate wines - single source origins.
Ara has full control over their grape quality and as an accredited member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand all wines are 100% sustainably produced.
In 2011, Jeff Clarke joined Ara. Jeff is recognized as one of the world’s most accomplished New Zealand winemakers, playing a key role in the development of Marlborough’s world famous Sauvignon Blanc, and emerging Pinot Noir, Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris wines from New Zealand.