Giesen Small Batch Pinot Noir 2016 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough 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
$23.99 per Bottle
$143.94 per pack

Overview

Located in the picturesque landscape of New Zealand’s Marlborough region, Giesen wine estate covers 13 vineyards covering 700 acres, spread in and around the Marlborough wine region. The estate was established by Alex, Theo and Marcel Giesen, who purchased their first plot of land in Burnham to cultivate their own vineyard. The head office of the company is located in Christchurch, NZ.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Giesen Small Batch Pinot Noir shows a deep red colour with light magenta hues. The perfumed bouquet gives off vibrant aromas of dark cherries, currants and cassis, coupled with forest floor and spice nuances. These intense fragrances integrate with a lush and juicy palate containing bright fruit flavours and firm tannins, ending this exquisite Pinot Noir in a lengthy and structured finish. Suggested food pairings for this wonderful red wine include grilled asparagus, chicken sausages and mushroom risotto.

Vintage
2016
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

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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