93 Points - Cameron Douglas
"This is a barrel-fermented, lees aged and bottled aged release. Aromas are of a complete wine - with scents of baked peach and dried grapefruit peel, apple, a touch of quince, a leesy autolysis and gentle nutty quality from French oak. Lovely satin texture on the palate with contrasting acidity. The core of fruit, ferment and aged completeness this wine presents showcases the aromas suggested in the bouquet along with a fine nutty-oaky quality, mealy fine mouthfeel and a long finish. Balanced and well made. A food wine or alternative to chardonnay."

Giesens' Top of the pile Sauvignon Blanc! A barrel fermented beauty!!

A MARK OF THE MAN August Giesen’s outrageous legacy is inextricably tied to the Giesen story. So producing a wine elevated to its richest expression, with meticulous care from our winemakers, seemed a fitting tribute to a legend. Dry and flinty with rich, ripe tropical notes and layers of toasty almond and brioche flavours, it’s distinctive alright. 

Fruit was hand-harvested in the early morning and whole bunch pressed. The wine was matured for eleven months in third-use German oak Fuder barrels and seasoned French oak barriques.

Drink or keep up to 10 years from vintage

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Marlborough

Variety:

Sauvignon Blanc

Style:

Crisp, Dry Whites

Winemaker:

Duncan Shouler

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

14%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

Shelfish,

 

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