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View details Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 375ml 2014
$ 9.99 Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 375ml 2014
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SauvBlanc / Marlborough / NewZealand
Giesen are one of the most prominent estates in Marlborough, best known for their essential Sauvignon Blanc. Giesen's range of twenty three vineyard locations provide a considerable pallette of flavour profiles to assemble the definitive Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc while allowing winemakers the opportunity to move around the valley harvesting fruit when at its best. Giesen's choice of vineyards contribute to a distinctive style that displays tropically ripe fruit characters as well as the crisper, lively green expressions which are so characteristic of Marlborough.
 
View details Giesen Ridge Block Pinot Noir 2013
$ 54.99 Giesen Ridge Block Pinot Noir 2013
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PinotNoir / Marlborough / NewZealand
Giesen own and operate many of New Zealand's eldest and noblest vineyards, having accumulated an inventory of the finest viticulture since establishment in 1981. A single block of vine at Wairau, defined by a mesoclime and terroir uncannily similar to the great Crus des Côtes du Rhône, was replanted to Pinot Noir, with a view to creating small batches of the most superior vintages. Managed to fully certified organic husbandry, the precious Ridge Block yields the most intense Pinot Noir, crafted to minimalist old world techniques, articulate of a very special site.
 
View details Giesen Pinot Gris 2015
$ 16.99 Giesen Pinot Gris 2015
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PinotGris Grigio / / NewZealand
The thrill of a new vintage is what keeps the Giesen team going. It's all about nurturing the vines to yield parcels of the most vibrant fruit. While Giesen retain a comprehensive host of good vineyards throughout the greater viticultural precincts of Aotearoa, it is the aim of the winemakers to ensure that nothing but the finest Pinot Gris grapes are considered for inclusion. A stylish wine with excellent varietal definition and distinctive regionality, as hints of lychee and lemongrass enhance a captivating palate of ripe stonefruit, floral citrus and honeyed, nutty complexity.
 
View details Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
$ 14.99 Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
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SauvBlanc / Marlborough / NewZealand
When Giesen first planted their vines to Marlborough's auspicious soils, it is unlikely they could have anticipated the fame they would achieve, by virtue of their enduring Sauvignon Blanc. The distinctive pungency and zesty fruit flavours have forever captured the imagination of the international wine community. A wine that's close to the hearts of lovers of good Sauvignon Blanc almost everywhere in the world, inspiringly nettle and gooseberry flavoured, combined with a juicy, yet dry minerality.
 
View details Giesen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011
$ 17.99 Giesen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011
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PinotNoir / Marlborough / NewZealand
Pinot Noir excells within the favourable winegrowing climes of Marlborough, fruit ripens to excellent condition on healthy vines. The Giesen style varies from one vintage to the next as determined by the season, always displaying the individuality of site, soil and mesoclime. An animate Pinot wine with ripe varietal flavours and refined tannins, fashioned from fruit grown to splendid Marlborough vineyards.
 
View details Giesen Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2014
$ 22.99 Giesen Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2014
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SauvBlanc / Marlborough / NewZealand
Giesen release several editions of New Zealand's leading Sauvignon Blanc each year. The Brothers is a fine assemblage of fruit from four vineyards at Rapaura, Mathews Lane and Dillon's Point. The Rapaura blocks show intense capsicum and pungent box tree aromas, contributing a juicy weight to the palate. The balance of parcels bring intense lifted citrus and nettle perfumes while adding superb linear structure. It's the vital, refreshing qualities and impeccably clean finish which make Giesen wines so appealing to palates throughout the world.
 
When the Giesen brothers, Theo, Alex and Marcel, planted their first grape vines on bare land at Burnham, near Christchurch, there were those who questioned the practicality of their venture

After all, theirs was the southern-most vineyard in the world at that time and Canterbury was not then known as a wine-producing region. This was 1981 and the Giesens were, quite literally, breaking new ground for the fledgling New Zealand wine industry. Ignoring the scornful words of those who doubted Burnham's suitability for wine production, the brothers tended their plantings of Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer and were rewarded in 1984 with their first vintage.

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The Giesens further emphasised their foresight by supplementing the vintage with Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Marlborough, a region which would become one of the finest producers in the world. The path they would travel would not always be smooth but their perseverance and the belief in what they were doing was to reward the brothers handsomely. In 1988, Giesen Wines gained its first export order, sending Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc to Margaret Harvey in the United Kingdom.

As it became increasingly obvious that Marlborough would evolve into one of the premium grape-growing regions of New Zealand, the Giesens widened their vineyard interests, purchasing the original Dillon's Point property in 1993. A year later, they had broken into the highly competitive Australian market, appointing Negociants Australia as their exclusive distributors. As the reputation of their wines spread, greater overseas interest in their label flourished, and in 1997, Giesen Wines were represented in the United States for the first time. Two years on, Giesen was in expansion mode, purchasing four separate vineyard blocks in Marlborough and building a new winery in Vernon St, Blenheim.

In 1999, sales of Giesen Wines in Australia topped 3000 cases per annum. A year later, total case sales had soared to 23,000, and increasing volumes were heading to the United States, encouraging Giesen Wines to appoint Dreyfus Ashby and Co as its exclusive distributor there. Success bred even more success when in 2001, Giesens' Marlborough operation was broadened with the development of a 300-acre vineyard at Dillon's Point, Blenheim, sales had doubled to more than 50,000 cases.

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As its property portfolio expanded, so too did production, until in 2004, sales exceeded 100,000 cases per annum for the first time. With the growing demand for its wines, particularly in the Australian market, the company moved to larger premises and invested in a bottling and packaging facility at Christchurch, whilst expanding its winery and tank capacity in Blenheim.

Low yielding vines grown to a cool climate is what makes Giesen's wines so unique. Complex fruit aromas make them enjoyable whilst young, refreshing acidity gives the wines backbone for long aging in the bottle. Giesen produces a range of estate wines which aim for consistency of character and quality from vintage to vintage. This range includes a luscious, intensely flavoured Riesling, a vibrant, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, a complex yet elegant Chardonnay and a succulent, fruit driven Pinot Noir. Most vintages produce parcels of fruit or batches of wine of superior quality. These are bottled under a Reserve or Single Vineyard selection label. This range also includes a Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The style may vary from one vintage to the next as determined by the season, however they will all display individuality and quality.

Twenty-six years have passed since the first Giesen vines were planted in the stony ground of Burnham and the doubters have long ago had to swallow their words. Theo, Alex and Marcel have etched their names in the legend of New Zealand winemaking. Ignoring all detractors, they have been steadfast pioneers of a now booming industry in which they continue to be leaders and innovators.

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