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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2001
(search item no. 43676)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2013 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 86 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fresh, lively citrus fruit flavours, elegant acidity balances fruit weight with a long zingy finish. Very clean, clear juice was fermented cool in stainless steel preserving as much intensity and freshness as possible. The wine has been blended, stabilised, filtered and bottled in rapid succession, again to capture the typical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc characteristics.
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About Giesen Wine Estate:

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 unique. Complex fruit aromas make them enjoyable young, but refreshing acidity gives the wines backbone for long aging in the bottle. Wines with "vintage character" - something found only in the traditional viticultural areas of Europe - give a great variety of unique wines, year after year.