Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Pale yellow color. The bouquet is fresh with aromas of
pawpaw, fresh citrus and lime juice with a distinctive herbal note. The palate
has intense tropical fruit favors combined with classic nettle and gooseberry
flavors on a medium bodied, textural palate. Focused acidity provides length to
a refreshing zesty fruit finish.
"Giesen’s 2009 Sauvignon Blanc has pronounced grass and herb aromas with nuances of evergreen trees, lemon slices and green apples. Medium bodied, crisp and dry with very good concentration and a long finish, this great value is a fine example of this style! Drink it now to 2012. "
The Wine Advocate
"Pale, bright straw-yellow color. Pink grapefruit and flowers on the nose. Juicy and slightly tart, with a supple middle but only moderate flesh and intensity. Finishes with a repeating grapefruit flavor."
International Wine Cellar
Learn About Giesen Map It
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
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 Sauvignon Blanc
One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety
that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire
Valley of France to Marlborough
in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique
and delicious flavors.
Sauvignon Blanc's home...
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