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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 111123)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2013 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2013 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 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
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc has a great range of aromas and flavors that seem to change and evolve in the glass. We get citrus, crushed herbs and a distinctive gooseberry lift with green notes reminiscent of fresh pea pods but also a sweet leafy boxwood aroma. On the palate there are flavors of grapefruit and red capsicum where mid palate fruit sweetness is balanced by a fresh, lively citrus acidity.

Sauvignon Blanc is a very food-friendly wine and terrific for appetizers such as artichoke dip, veggie dishes or dips, garlic or Italian seasonings in creamy sauces, fragrant salads, like Greek, caesar or garden, Thai food, fish (sushi), poultry and so much more.

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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.