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Sauvignon Blanc

The Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc is a showcase of the famed Marlborough wine region. The wine the world fell in love with.


This Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is aromatically expressive and generously flavoured with freshly cut herbs, scrumptious tropical fruit with subtle notes of blackcurrant leaf.

We select fruit from vineyards throughout the Wairau Valley and Awatere Valley in the Marlborough wine region. This scope gives us the ability to consistently blend to our Giesen style year in, year out.

The fruit we select from the Wairau Valley adds brightness, tropical and citrus flavours, as well as tighter acidity to our Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc blend.

Compared to the Wairau Valley, the Awatere Valley is slightly cooler, drier, windier with higher elevation. The fruit selected from the Awatere Valley for this wine adds fullness, richness, the tropical notes are more grilled, herbal notes are more dry.

The Wairau Valley portion of our Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc wine forms the backbone of the blend. Historically, the Wairau Valley is where the first Sauvignon Blanc wines came from, this is where our first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc came from, it is the Wairau Valley where we own 13 vineyards and source the majority of the fruit for our Sauvignon Blanc wines.

 

 

Giesen Estate

Great wines are the ones we remember from fun experiences with family and friends, that’s why we created Giesen Estate. Our Estate wines showcase distinctive regional varieties which are generous, smooth, relaxing and most of all taste great.

Vineyard

Marlborough - Wairau Valley & Awatere Valley

Winemaking

As soon as the fruit arrives in the winery the fruit is de-stemmed and gently pressed.

Specially selected yeasts are added to the juice to start fermentation which takes approximately three weeks at temperatures between 12 - 16 deg.C.

Dairy FreeGluten Free

Awards

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2016

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2016

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2016

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2016

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2015

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2015

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2014

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2014

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Fresh shell fish

Such as mussels or clams, steamed in a simple tomato, garlic and fresh herb broth with a touch of chilli

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Duncan Shouler

Estate Winemaker

Duncan has always loved science and the outdoors. Winemaking in Marlborough allows him to enjoy his two passions every day. Read more

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Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc

Let’s face it who doesn’t love Sauvignon Blanc? For more than 30 years Giesen Sauvignon Blanc has been giving us an opportunity to bring together great people for great times – so its appropriate we toast it. Thank goodness...

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Sauv Blanc Day

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The International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration, known as Sauvignon 2016, is the first of its kind in New Zealand and starts on Monday 1 February running until late in the night of Wednesday 3 February 2016. The celebration is an...

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Sauvignon Blanc Day

For more than 35 years Giesen Sauvignon Blanc has been giving us an opportunity to bring together family and friends for great times – so its appropriate we toast it – and in fact all Sauvignon Blanc! Fortunately an...

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Reviews

"2014 Vintage: Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand now enjoy a worldwide reputation for quality and for the palate electrifying zing they deliver. What's unusual is to find one with those qualities at this price. Giesen's 2014 has an alluring lime-like citrus character that gives it Marlborough's hallmark cutting edginess, while not screaming or assaulting the palate. It a difficult line to walk, but Giesen does it well."

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Michael Apstein - US Wine Writer

"2014 Vintage: Mouthfilling, fleshy, Wairau Valley style with crisp, crunchy, gooseberryish, nettley flavours, showing good persistence. Fine value."

Winestate

"2015 Vintage: Subtle, elegant, with pretty floral notes. Delicate, nuanced, tropical palate."

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Bob Campbell - Real Review