Giesen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011
$1799each
$215DOZEN
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Fruit Pinot Noir
Regions Marlborough
  New Zealand
Each $17.99
$215.00
Currently out of stock
Pinot Noir excells within the favourable winegrowing climes of Marlborough, fruit ripens to excellent condition on healthy vines. The Giesen style varies from one vintage to the next as determined by the season, always displaying the individuality of site, soil and mesoclime. An animate Pinot wine with ripe varietal flavours and refined tannins, fashioned from fruit grown to splendid Marlborough vineyards.
Pinot Noir is harvested from several vineyards in Rapaura and Kaituna, Brancott, Waihopai and the Riverlands. All but one site is hand picked and hand sorted, artially crushed into fermenters and held cold on skins for up to a fortnight days for flavour extraction. Some batches remain in whole bunches so the stems could contribute tcomplexity. Fruit is for a combination of wild and added yeast vinification for twelve to twenty days. Upon completion, the wine remains on skins four days before pressing into 225L and 300L seasoned French oak barrels for natural malolactic, ageing and assemblage followed by a light egg white fining and filtration.
TASTING NOTES
Bright plum red colour. Vibrant red fruit aromas, spicy vanilla, cinnamon and savoury, earthy notes. The vibrancy carries through to the palate where succulent fruit weight is complemented by soft, round tannins and a long, dry, flavoursome let's have another glass finish. Remove the screwcap and allow the wine to breathe for fifteen minutes before pouring, or decant. Partner with spicy entrees, mushroom dishes and roasted meats.
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About Giesen Winery
When the Giesen brothers, Theo, Alex and Marcel, planted their first grape vines on bare land at Burnham, near Christchurch, there were those who questioned the practicality of their venture
After all, theirs was the southern-most vineyard in the world at that time and Canterbury was not then known as a wine-producing region. This was 1981 and the Giesens were, quite literally, breaking new ground for the fledgling New Zealand wine industry. Ignoring the scornful words of those who doubted Burnham's suitability for wine production, the brothers tended their plantings of Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer and were rewarded in 1984 with their first vintage. Giesen»