Giesen Brothers Sauvignon Blanc
$2399each
$287DOZEN
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Fruit Sauvignon Blanc
Regions Marlborough
  New Zealand
Each $23.99
$287.00
Currently out of stock
Giesen release several editions of New Zealand's leading Sauvignon Blanc each year. The Brothers is a fine assemblage of fruit from four vineyards at Rapaura, Mathews Lane and Dillon's Point. The Rapaura blocks show intense capsicum and pungent box tree aromas, contributing a juicy weight to the palate. The balance of parcels bring intense lifted citrus and nettle perfumes while adding superb linear structure. It's the vital, refreshing qualities and impeccably clean finish which make Giesen wines so appealing to palates throughout the world.
Theo, Alex and Marcel Giesen remain very involved in the winemaking, working closely with the growers amongst the vines. Low yielding, cool climate sites are what makes Giesen's wines so unique. Complex fruit aromas make them enjoyable whilst young, refreshing acidity gives the wines backbone for development whilst still in the bottle. The Brothers is a very special wine, the finest parcels of Sauvignon Blanc are set aside and only premium free run juices are included, inoculated with select yeasts for fermentation over three weeks at 12C to 15C. Most of the components remain on yeast lees for several months before assemblage and filtration, adding even more dimensions to the aroma and depth to the palate.
TASTING NOTES
Pale yellow hues. The bouquet is lifted, ripe and pure, a lovely display of capsicum and slightly off, clean pungent box tree aroma combined with aromas in the greener spectrum of citrus, nettles and dry cut grass. The palate has considerable power and weight of juicy fruit, succulent with an elegant structure leading to a finish with loads of clarity and purity.
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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»