Tasting Notes - Giesen Wines (Marlborough, NZ)

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Giesen Wines - Marlborough New Zealand

Giesen Wines - Marlborough New Zealand

Giesen Wines of Marlborough with salmon dish
Giesen Wines - Marlbourough New Zealand

 

Across the Tasman in sought-after Wairau Valley, part of the Marlborough wine region, is a winery with deep roots laid 30 years ago by three brothers.

Theo, Alex and Marcel Giesen, have developed their own vineyards and simply make the wines they believe people want to drink. An uncomplicated mission carried out with strength of character and not a little determination.

Giesen Wines produce a range of refreshing and eminently drinkable wines under three labels – The Estate, The Brothers and The August. Here are two of the Estate wines:

 

Giesen Estate Pinot Noir 2009

The 2009 Pinot Noir is a blend of six  vineyards from across the Marlborough region.

It displays beautiful vibrant fruit with earthy notes and hints of cassis followed by dried spice.

The palate is firm with supple tannin and a lovely fruit weight through the middle. The oak is subtle and well balance.

Alc vol: 14%

RRP A$22.99

  

Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2010

After a relatively cool summer, the latter half of the growing season was warm and very dry and as a result the vines were in good condition. Temperatures over the ripening period of March and April were well above normal with no rain and the vines responded with fantastic fruit aromas and flavours while retaining a lovely acid profile in the juice

The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc has a great range of aromas and flavours that seem to change and evolve in the glass.

You can get citrus, crushed herbs and a distinctive gooseberry lift with green notes reminiscent of fresh pea pods but also a sweet leafy boxwood aroma.

On the palate there are flavours of grapefruit and red capsicum where mid palate fruit sweetness is balanced by a fresh, lively citrus acidity.

Alc vol: 13.%

RRP A$15.99

 

Regions

  • Marlborough (NZ)

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