Giesen Riesling 2005

Riesling from Marlborough, New Zealand

Item No. 89205
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Concentrated ripe lemon with notes of ginger, citrus blossom and apricot. The palate is intensely fruity with an elegant acidity. A citrus tang on the finish provides focus to a medium bodied palate.

The fruit was sourced from Giesens own Marlborough vineyard in the Waihopai Valley and was supplemented with contract grown fruit. The aroma and flavour profile was distinctive from early on in the fermentation with considerable fruit intensity and ginger, spice and stonefruit characters to the fore. The wine was fermented over 6 weeks by yeast selected for their ability to ferment Riesling through to the desired sugar levels. The wine was held on yeast lees post ferment to enhance both the bouquet and palate. The fruit driven style with some residual sugar is best enjoyed well chilled with a cheese board or with Asian dishes.

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Established in 1981, the Giesen Wine Estate comprises some 75 acres at Burnham, just south of Christchurch. In Marlborough 360 acres are now in production. The Giesen Wine Estate is a family affair. The three brothers, Theo, Alex and Marcel run the winery that has grown into an export oriented business. Low yielding grape vines grown in a cool climate is what makes Giesen wine...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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