Giesen `Ridge Block` Pinot Noir 2014 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough NZ.

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$64.99 per Bottle
$389.94 per pack

Overview

Awarded the 'World's Best Pinot Noir' at the 2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition in the UK. From our organic, high density Ridge Block vineyard in the Southern Valleys, Marlborough.

The journey of each Single Vineyard wine starts in a Marlborough vineyard selected for its unique terroir and climate. They are then nurtured with meticulous hands-on viticulture to ensure fruit produces highly concentrated flavour. Our winemaking expertise then allows these wines to speak for themselves, their purity becoming a showcase of the land.

Single Vineyard Ridge Block Pinot Noir 2013 was awarded the Champion Pinot Noir Trophy at the 2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition in the UK, beating stiff competition from around the world. Not bad for a Pinot Noir from a young vineyard!

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

"2014 Vintage: The 2013 was highly awarded but it's hard to imagine it being any better than this one. Beautiful dark black fruits, with a mix of spice and licorice. The chalky tannins thread through the succulent delicious fruit. If you haven't tasted Marlborough pinot, this single vineyard wine is a game changer. Best drinking now to 2026."Rating 95 - Ray Jordan Australian Wine Writer

Winery Tasting Notes

A selection of wines which speak of the special place they come from, crafted from single vineyards with unique terroir and climate. Our winemakers ensure the purity of the wine becomes a showcase of the land.

Medals & Trophies

Gold - Mundus Vini 2017

Vintage
2014
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.84%

Winery Profile

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Winemakers

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.

Vineyards

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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