Giesen Estate Merlot 2014 (12 x 375mL half bottle), NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$107.88 per case
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NB: This wine comes in 375mL bottle

Giesen Wines was established by three brothers – Alex, Theo and Marcel Giesen. They planted their vineyard in Burnham on the outskirts of Christchurch, to grow their own cool climate grape varieties. As founders and accomplished vignerons, the Giesen brothers firmly believe that the true essence of a wine lies on the people who indulge in it and share memories and experiences while drinking it.

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Winery Tasting Notes

The grapes used to craft Giesen Estate Merlot were machine harvested, fermented with European oak, and pressed on skins before malolactic fermentation. This spectacular Merlot features a deep red colour with light magenta hues along the edges. Scintillating aromas of dark cherry, plum, mocha, cassis and cedar flow from the fragrant bouquet, while the palate is lush and fruit driven, brimming with flavours of plum, bramble and dry spice. These flavours and aromas are supported by fine and structured tannins, to culminate in a lengthy and satisfying finale. It can be cellared for 3 to 5 years to enhance its fruit flavours. Suggested food pairings for this wonderful red wine include roasted pork loin, shepherd’s pie and Mediterranean lamb burgers.

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Two boys with itchy feet and a penchant to travel set off from Germany and found themselves in New Zealand. Sons of a stone mason, they were planning to follow the family enterprise but on a whim, because it reminded them of home, they purchased land and planted a vineyard just outside of Christchurch. People said they were just a little bit nuts and the area was far too marginal to make wine.

But hey they’re German and really understand what cold is! Younger brother Marcel took himself to winemaking school and four years later joined Theo and Alex on the South Island to start making wine from their vineyard. They may not have followed the family trade but they certainly adopted the family business philosophy - as their father always said, if someone gives you an order, take the order! And so they set out to identify new vineyard locations and stumbled on the Wairau Valley of Marlborough. Theo says, “Only passion produces excellence"… and if their track record is anything to go by, it also creates wines which people across the world know and love.


Sitting in the top right-hand corner of New Zealand’s South Island, Marlborough is framed by picturesque waters and snow-capped mountains. Its highly sought-after Wairau Valley is an ancient river bed nestled between two mountain ranges and bordered to the North by Cook Strait. It’s a finite sub-region within the acclaimed Marlborough wine growing belt. The Giesen brothers own 720 acres of vineyard and continue to maintain long term supply contracts with some of the Valley’s best growers.

They have now embarked on a new path, ripping out a Sauvignon Blanc vineyard and leaving the land fallow for two vintages before replanting a wholly organic, close planted pinot noir vineyard. As is the New Zealand way, Giesen is certified in sustainable viticulture and reinvesting back into their vineyards for the future.

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