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Clayvin

Syrah

From world renowned Clayvin Vineyard in the Southern Valleys, a certified organic Syrah that is full of texture and concentration.


The journey of each Single Vineyard wine starts in a Marlborough vineyard selected for its unique terroir and climate. They are then nurtured with meticulous hands-on viticulture to ensure fruit produces highly concentrated flavour. Our winemaking expertise then allows these wines to speak for themselves, their purity becoming a showcase of the land.

Established in 1993, Clayvin Vineyard was Marlborough’s first significant hillside vineyard. North facing, the vineyard planting is high density. This density creates natural competition among the vines, reducing vigour, promoting root structure and intensity of flavour. It also means that the vineyard only produces ‘one bottle of Clayvin Syrah per vine’.

On the nose our Single Vineyard Clayvin Syrah has beautiful, bright, aromatic fruit aromas of blueberry and plum which meld with violet, cinnamon and nutmeg unlined with an aniseed influence. Its powerful palate is full of texture and concentration with a lingering savoury finish.

Clayvin Vineyard

Clayvin vineyard is a living tribute to Marlborough’s viticultural history. Organic with 24 year old vines, clay soil, high density plantings deliver wines of great concentration and richness. Our finest wines from a distinctive, revered vineyard.

Vineyard

Southern Valleys, Marlborough - Clayvin Vineyard

Winemaking

Syrah from Clayvin Vineyard is selectively hand picked.

In the winery the fruit is held on skins before warming to encourage a wild ferment. It is matured in a selection of new and used 225L French oak.

The wine matures in oak for two winters before racking and blending.

Certified OrganicGluten Free

Awards

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2012

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2011

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Clayvin Vineyard

Southern Valleys

Clayvin vineyard is the cornerstone of our premium wine programme. It was Marlborough's first significant hillside vineyard. High density organic vineyard on clay soil with 24 year old vines, rewards with fruit that has great concentration, structure and tannin overlaid with minerality. Planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Read more

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Nikolai St George

Estate Winemaker

Nikolai St George leads Giesen’s winemaking team ensuring they offer a suite of wines for wine lovers across the world to enjoy. Nikolai joined Giesen in early 2016 bringing with him three consecutive ‘Winemaker of the Year’ titles. Read more

Reviews

"2012 Vintage: This Northern Rhone-like syrah displays dark plum, spiced cherry, thyme and tapenade aromas with a light dusting of pepper spice. It is beautifully weighted and rounded on the palate and displays excellent fruit purity as well as spicy/savoury notes, wonderfully framed by fine, chewy tannins. A gorgeous food partner to slow-cooked meat dishes. At its best: now to 2022."

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Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

"2012 Vintage: Deep, bright colour. Fragrant and mouth-filling, with generous, ripe plum, pepper and olive flavours, savoury and lingering. Enjoyed by all judges."

Winestate

"2012 Vintage: Raspberry red core. Metallic, earthy, spicy red-black fruits on the nose. Rich and silky palate with cooked plums."

International Wine Challenge

"From mature vines in the Brancott Valley, the 2012 vintage is dark, with a fragrant, peppery, spicy, earthy, savoury bouquet. It has rich, ripe plum, spice and dried-herb flavours, strongly seasoned with oak, and good texture and complexity"

Michael Cooper Buyer’s Guide