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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 114051)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Tasting Panel rating: 90 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
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale yellow color with green hues. The aroma is fresh and vibrant with a base of rich tropical fruit but dominated especially when young, by fresh lime and lemongrass aromas as well as a fresh herb note. The palate shows a lovely fruit weight on the mid palate with flavors reminiscent of gooseberry and citrus and this is surrounded by a juicy, pure acidity giving the wine it's zesty exuberance with a fresh, dry finish.
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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.