Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
When Giesen first planted their vines to Marlborough's auspicious soils, it is unlikely they could have anticipated the fame they would achieve, by virtue of their enduring Sauvignon Blanc. The distinctive pungency and zesty fruit flavours have forever captured the imagination of the international wine community. A wine that's close to the hearts of lovers of good Sauvignon Blanc almost everywhere in the world, inspiringly nettle and gooseberry flavoured, combined with a juicy, yet dry minerality.
Low yielding vines grown to a cool climate is what makes Giesen's wines so unique. Complex fruit aromas make them enjoyable whilst young, refreshing acidity gives the wines backbone for long aging in the bottle. Giesen aims for consistency of character and quality from vintage to vintage. Following harvest and pressing, the juices are processed under anaerobic conditions and coolly vinified in fermenters to preserve the fresh vibrant fruit inherent to Sauvignon Blanc, ensnaring the vibrant expressions of the vineyard and fruit. After inoculation with special yeasts and a temperature controlled fermentation, Giesen is stabilised and assembled into the finished wine, filtered and fined.
Pale yellow colour with green hues. The aroma is fresh and vibrant with a base of rich tropical fruit, dominated especially when young, by limes and lemongrass as well as fresh herbal notes. A lovely weight of fruit on the mid palate with flavours reminiscent of gooseberry and citrus, surrounded by a juicy, pure acidity giving the wine it's zesty exuberance. Charmingly laden with classic nettle flavours, a crisp, dry finish.