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Classic Cuveé

Perfect for all celebrations. A vintage Classic Cuveé crafted from 100% Chardonnay grapes from a single vineyard in Hawke's Bay.


Our Giesen Classic Cuveé is vintage specific, which means we make a vintage Cuveé every vintage to reflect each season.

It is crafted from 100% Chardonnay grapes which gives the Cuveé an elegance and beautiful citrus characteristics.

Our Chardonnay grapes are selected from a single vineyard in the Hawke’s Bay wine region on the East Coast of the North Island which is known for producing excellent Chardonnay fruit.

Do you have something to celebrate? Celebrate with Giesen Classic Cuveé.

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Winemaking

This Classic Cuvée is crafted using the Charmat method.

The wine spends six months on lees to help build mouth feel. It is fermented and aged in tank to retain fruit purity.

We also back blend a small component of older vintages to give the Cuvée complexity.

We bottle our Classic Cuvée in small amounts to ensure our Cuvée is always fresh for you.

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Awards

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2014

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Freshly shuckled oysters with a squeeze of fresh lemon

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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

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Dinner Party Catering

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Reviews

"2014 Vintage: Fragrant, toasty and light mealy aromas lead the bouquet with crisp, fresh and ripe stone fruit aromas of peach and citrus. On the palate – just dry with a crisp, fresh and fruity flavour; plenty of white peach and lemon flesh flavours, moderate autolysis adds a yeasty background, (high-ish) acidity, smooth finish and firm mousse; balanced and well made."

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Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier

"2014 Vintage: Fresh and inviting, the appealing bouquet shows red apple, rockmelon, citrus and floral characters. The palate delivers succulent fruit flavours and silky texture, nicely supported by bright acidity. This tasty sparkling wine offers attractive fruit notes nicely enhanced by rounded mouthfeel, finishing long and juicy. At its best: now to 2019."

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Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

"2015: Attractive bouquet led by a collection of ripe fruit scents with apples, peaches and some grapefruit, a mild autolysis layer adds some depth. On the palate – juicy, fresh, crisp and fruity, lively mousse and a hint of sweetness adds body and length, a balanced and well made example that will please many who try."

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Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier