Giesen Ridge Block Pinot Noir 2013

Marlborough
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£39.95 per bottle
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Picture  International Wine and Spirits Competition: Pinot Noir Trophy 2016

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96 Points - Bob Campbell 

Intensely flavoured wine with strong plum, raspberry and smoky oak characters. Long and linear Pinot Noir with a seamless texture. Although the wine is accessible now it has the density, power and structure to develop very well in bottle.

Giesen Wines has been awarded the Champion Pinot Noir Trophy at the highly respected 2016 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), in the UK. Together with the Pinot Noir Trophy, the Giesen Single Vineyard Ridge Block Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013 also won an Outstanding Gold medal. IWSC awarded only two Outstanding Gold medals and only one Gold medal – all of which went to New Zealand Pinot Noirs.

Taste & Aroma

Score:96

Intensely flavoured wine with strong plum, raspberry and smoky oak characters. Long and linear Pinot Noir with a seamless texture. Although the wine is accessible now it has the density, power and structure to develop very well in bottle.

Bob Campbell

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Producer

The Giesen Single Vineyard Series is a limited edition collection of wines, crafted to give an honest reflection of the vineyard. Combining meticulous viticulture practices aimed to produce the finest, highly concentrated flavours. The winemakers ensure these wines speak for themselves; wild fermentation, rested in highest quality German & French oak.

Giesen Wines, Marlborough, New Zealand

Region

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At the northern most tip of the southern island is New Zealand’s most famous region, Marlborough. A region that pioneered an entirely new style of wine and new methods of production, championing stainless steel and temperature controlled fermentation, the Marlborough sauvignon, with its racing acidity, bright, vibrant gooseberry, passionfruit and elderflower aromas took the world by storm when it burst on to the scene.

Since then, Marlborough has managed to form a reputation that is not just based on one game changing grape variety, but has established its place on the world’s stage as a producer of not only premium sauvignon, but also of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and many others, for example, Blank Canvas Pinot Noir was awarded a staggering 97 points from Bob Campbell MW (a score rarely achieved for pinot outside of Burgundy.) Wairau Valley is an ancient river bed of gravelly soils that sits between two mountain ranges. Due to these mountains on either side, the Wairau Valley see’s less rain than the rest of Marlborough. These conditions lead to greater vine stress resulting in wines that show a level of fruit intensity and concentration rarely seen in a Sauvignon Blanc. Wairrau Valley Sauvignon’s are becoming some of New Zealands most sort after Sauvignons.

Based in Marlborough and releasing single vineyard wines from across the Wairrau Valley sub-region is Giesen. One vineyard of theirs in particular is possibly one of Marlborough’s most valued plots, Matthews Lane vineyard. Over one million cuttings from here have been taken and so many of Marlboroughs vines have originated from this tiny, single plot. Giesen’s The Fuder comes from Matthews Lane vineyard, the name coming from the enormous, 1000 litre Fuder barrels that the wine is aged in. One of Marlborough’s most regarded producers is Dog Point, the venture of Ivan Sutherland and James Healy of Cloudy Bay. Dog Point craft incredible wines, their Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc is a stand out, cult level example of this grape variety. Novum produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from specially selected parcels of single blocks from great vineyards to produce their wine and Churton produce exceptional Pinot Noir from a unique micro climate between the sub-regions of Waihopai and Omaka Valleys.

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