Fruit was gently de-stemmed as soon as it arrived at the winery and then added to open top fermenters by gravity. A cold soak for five to seven days allowed the early development of colour and flavour prior to fermentation. Delicate hand plunging of the ferments ensure soft extraction of tannin and colour. After 14 days maceration the fruit was gently basket pressed with the free run wine aged in French oak 300L barrels for 12 months. It then received a further 24 months bottle ageing before release creating superb complexity.
ORGANIC VINEYARDS: Organic vines are hand tended with support from a specially imported Italian Geier ‘Crawler’ which helps with 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 - ensuring nutrient rich soil which guarantees premium, full flavoured fruit.
The key to the perfect food match is to find the perfect occasion. When you’re enjoying time with friends and family, serve this wine alongside a decadent, rich dish such as Chinese five-spice duck - or for something European, a French-style cassoulet.