2011 marks the 30th year since the Giesen brothers – Theo, Alex and Marcel – settled in New Zealand. Driven to produce authentic wines that express the true Marlborough character, Giesen Wines was at the vanguard of the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc revolution that has captivated the world.
Astonishingly, the first sauvignon blanc vines were only cultivated in New Zealand in 1973. Since then, ‘Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc’ has attracted a huge international following, perhaps none as large as Giesen Sauvignon Blanc, which is enjoyed across the globe.
First arriving on Australian shores in 1994, Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc is perhaps Australia’s favourite New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Wine lovers have since adored this wonderfully approachable, distinctive and consistent sauvignon blanc.
The 2011 Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc blend comes from 32 separate parcels spread the length and breadth of Marlborough’
Part of the reason Giesen Wines is able to produce such an unfailing wine each vintage is their vast vineyard holdings; 720 acres across Wairau Valley means they’re able to select the finest grapes and consistently demonstrate the gamut of Marlborough characters. Giesen Wines is also committed to quality over quantity; they continue to reduce yield to enhance fruit quality and concentration of those famous regional flavours.
The Giesen brothers have celebrated their 30 years in New Zealand with another vintage of Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc that people simply love to drink.
2011 Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Pale yellow colour with green hues. The aroma is fresh and vibrant with a base of rich tropical fruit but dominated especially when young, by fresh lime and lemongrass aromas as well as a fresh herb note. The palate shows a lovely fruit weight on the mid palate with flavours reminiscent of gooseberry and citrus and this is surrounded by a juicy, pure acidity giving the wine its zesty exuberance with a fresh, dry finish.
The German-born Giesen brothers Theo, Alex and Marcel possess a sense of adventure and determination;
As is the New Zealand way, Giesen is certified in SWNZ (Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand) practice. However, they have taken it a step further with conversion to organic viticulture in established and new vineyards.
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