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.
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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... more
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The fruit and aroma spectrum shows a greater depth of tropical notes with a distinct greener profile running through as well. This is an aromatic blend displaying aromas of elderflower, kaffir lime leaf, pink grapefruit and dried herb. The palate has a vibrant citrus focus with considerable fruit... more
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... more
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... more
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
Lifted, fresh aromas of sweet gooseberry, ripe citrus and dried cut grass with a distinctive herbal note. Classic nettle and gooseberry flavours combine with dry, citrus flavours on a medium bodied, textural palate. Focused acidity provides length and a refreshing zest to the finish.
Color is a vibrant plum red. The bouquet has good intensity with hints of mushrooms and bramble with bright blackberry fruit and some spicy cherry. The Palate is medium bodied with lovely integrated oak and supple tannin.
A silky, textural structure carries through to a fruit driven, vibrant... more
Color: Pale yellow
Bouquet: Lifted, fresh and vibrant aromas of sweet gooseberry and dried cut grass with a distinctive herbal note.
Palate: Classic nettle and gooseberry flavors combine with dry, citrus flavors on a medium bodied palate. Focused acidity provides length and zest to the... more
Pale yellow in color. An array of aromas from apricot and lemon/lime to floral notes of spring flowers and Daphne with a touch of lemon honey.
Luscious up front fruit gives way to a palate full of citrus zest and tangy acidity which focuses the pure Riesling flavors.
Colour: Pale green with yellow rim.
Bouquet: Lifted, fresh and vibrant aromas of ripe, sweet lemons and dried cut grass and herbs.
Palate: Classic nettle and gooseberry flavours combines with dry, minerally flavours on a medium bodied palate. Focused acidity provides length and zest to the... more
Color: Pale medium yellow
Bouquet: Concentrated ripe lemon with notes of ginger, citrus blossom and apricot.
Palate: The palate is intensely fruity with an elegant acidity. A citrus tang on the finish provides focus to a medium bodied palate.
The fruit driven style with some residual sugar... more