Giesen Ridge Block Pinot Noir 2013
$5499each
$659DOZEN
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Fruit Pinot Noir
Regions Marlborough
  New Zealand
Each $54.99
$659.00
Currently out of stock
Giesen own and operate many of New Zealand's eldest and noblest vineyards, having accumulated an inventory of the finest viticulture since establishment in 1981. A single block of vine at Wairau, defined by a mesoclime and terroir uncannily similar to the great Crus des Côtes du Rhône, was replanted to Pinot Noir, with a view to creating small batches of the most superior vintages. Managed to fully certified organic husbandry, the precious Ridge Block yields the most intense Pinot Noir, crafted to minimalist old world techniques, articulate of a very special site.
Clones 115, 777 and Abel, are planted to a medley of small to medium fractured stones, suspended in free draining silt and clay loams, regularly shoot thinned to optimise balanced growth, fruit thinned to optimise concentrated flavours and cropped at a modest kilogram per vine, hand picked to a schedule aimed at bringing fruit to the wineworks in perfect condition. Parcels are treated to a week of cold soak and three or four weeks wild indigenous yeast ferment on skins, a portion is included as whole bunches. Upon completion, batches are passed through an old fashioned basket press into an extravagantly high proportion of new hogsheads and barriques, for malolactic and a year's maturation. Alcohol 14.0%
TASTING NOTES
Scarlet red with darker robes. Dark currant fruit notes to start, brambles and maraschino, caraway and cummin, anise and spice. A lovely palate, layered with morello, red apples and black cherry flavours, sassafras and root beer characters, its succulence, piquant stalky tannins and weight of fruit showing superb integration.
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About Giesen Wines
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»