Think Giesen are all about cheapie white wines. Think again, we were in awe of this top notch Syrah from The best site in Marlborough. Buy this and you wont regret it.

Winery note
"Every attention is lavished upon Giesen organic vines which are hand tended with support from a specially imported Italian Geier ‘Crawler’ which helps take care of vine weeding and trimming. Weighing just over a tonne, and with a width of 1.1m, the crawler has less downward pressure than a human footprint! This special machine supports Giesen’s minimal compaction philosophy for its high density, organic vineyards – less compaction allows the vine root system to work more effectively to tap into moisture, minerals and nutrients located deep in the soils. This helps build rich, varietal expression in the fruit.

After selective hand picking by block the fruit was immediately taken to the winery. It was gently de-stemmed before the fruit was added to open top fermenters and cold soaked for five to seven days enabling development of colour and flavour. The fruit was left to macerate for a further 14 days, before being pressed. Free run wine was aged in French oak 300L barrels (30% new oak) for 12 months ahead of bottling. Following bottling this organic wine enjoyed 24 months maturing in the Giesen cellar allowing it to build complexity coupled with a silken palate.

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Marlborough

Variety:

Syrah

Style:

Big, gutsy reds

Winemaker:

The Giesen Brothers

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

13.2%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

Steak, steak and steak

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