Sauvignon Blanc is the grape variety that put Marlborough on the international wine map. The Marlborough wine region, at the northern tip of the South Island, has the reputation as one of the great Sauvignon Blanc regions of the world. Originally from from the west of France, Sauvignon Blanc is now New Zealand’s most planted variety and is successfully grown throughout all its wine regions. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is normally produced un-oaked.
Sauvignon Blanc's early ripening period allows it to grow in relatively cool climates while its naturally high acidity allows it to retain a level of freshness even in warmer regions. However, a cooler terroir with persistent bright sunshine and a dry harvest period achieves the true, forward zing that best characterizes Sauvignon Blanc wine.
Arona is a Maori word representing the many facets of beauty, being colorful, complex, playful and alluring. This is how Arona came to be the name of this exciting wine.
Arona is the riper, more tropical and exotic side of Barker’s Marque, and displays a wide spectrum of flavors. Ripe stone-fruit and pineapple with lifted floral notes filling out the edges.
Pairings: Wood roasted chicken, goat cheese, sautéed vegetables, garden herbs, fennel, saffron