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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2012
(search item no. 122130)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360


PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 is pale yellow in color with green hues. There are strong aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and crushed herbs with a delicate mix of tomato and blackcurrant leaf. The palate has wonderful vibrancy and fruit weight, perfectly balanced with crisp and clean acidity culminating in a lengthy 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.