Giesen (Marlborough) 2015 Fuder Mathews Lane Sauvignon Blanc
Located in the heart of Marlborough’s acclaimed Wairau Valley this vineyard produces fruit with intensity and purity. Extensive canopy management and detailed crop thinning ensures this conventional vineyard delivers concentrated flavours. Fruit was selectively hand harvested before whole bunch pressing. After a yeast starter the liquid rested on yeast lees for 11 months in new 1.000L German Oak Fuder Barrels.
“Fuder wines develop a greater complexity and refinement because oak doesn’t dominate. The ratio of wine in contact with the barrel surface is less than smaller barrels so oak pick up is less. The staves of Fuder barrels are thicker which means the temperature of ferment tends to be warmer and we find the fruit characters gain greater depth and complexity,” Marcel Giesen says
Balanced structural phenolics, lemon curd, lively acidity, savoury pastry character, huge drive. Just Divine.