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This bold and beautiful Sauvignon Blanc is from the Awatere Valley, Marlborough. The best representation of the finest from each vintage.
Bright aromatic notes of blackcurrant leaf, green pineapple and crushed nettle. A mouth-watering crispness of grapefruit and flintiness with a delicate smoky oak on the finish.
The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc is from the Awatere Valley, another premium sub-region in Marlborough. Compared to the Wairau Valley, the Awatere Valley is slightly cooler, drier, windier with higher elevation.
Using Sauvignon Blanc fruit from the Awatere gives tropical aromatics such as grilled pineapple and dry herbs. Awatere delivers more texture and has more age ability.
Just as the three Giesen brothers journey bought them to New Zealand we travel to great lengths to find the best of every vintage. We strive to ensure The Brothers wines are rich and rewarding while retaining elegance and purity.
Awatere Valley, Marlborough
We age the Sauvignon Blanc on lees for three to four months to build a beautiful mouth-feel.
We age 5-10% of the wine in a mix of French and German oak barrels, sizes 300L - 1000L.
We only select the best parcels to include in our Giesen The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc.
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Dan Murphy's Wine Panel
"2017 Vintage: Vibrant, fleshy, juicy, ripe and very fruity bouquet with sweet gooseberry, golden Kiwifruit and varietal richness. Passionfruit and grapefruit, citrus with a fresh herb layer. Juicy, lush and fresh. Plenty of acidity with a satin texture and lengthy varietal finish. Great balance. Drink now and through 2020. May 2018"
Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier
"2016 Vintage: Passion fruit and tomato bud aromas, zesty, sweet fruit. Nice long textural finish. Gooseberries."
International Wine Challenge 2018
"2016 Vintage: A blend of grapes from Awatere and Wairau Valleys, this is intensely aromatic on the nose showing feijoa, green rockmelon, lime zest and white nectarine notes. It is concentrated and powerfully expressed on the palate with fine texture and vibrant acidity, leading to a lingering juicy finish. A blockbuster sauvignon filled with delectable fruit flavours. At its best: now to 2019. 94pts"
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
"2014 Vintage: Year's best New World Sauvignon Blanc for the Wine & Spirits June 2017 issue."
Wine & Spirits Magazine
"The 2014 vintage is made from Giesen's 'most expressive parcels', which typically include grapes from the Wairau and Awatere valleys. Pale lemon/green, it is mouthfilling, fresh and vibrantly fruity, in a clearly herbaceous style with good intensity and a crisp, dry (4 grams/litre of residual sugar), lingering finish"
Michael Cooper Buyer’s Guide
"2014 Vintage: A pure wine with hints of lime and white flowers, and touches of tropical fruit and a mineral edge. Moderate length. A solid wine."
International Wine Challenge
"2013 Vintage: Pale straw-yellow. Gooseberry, grapefruit pith and peppery herbs on the nose, plus a whiff of asparagus. Supple on entry, then rather uncompromising in the middle, showing a firm lemony edge to its grapefruit pith and capsicum flavors. Not short but a bit hard to warm to."
Steve Tanzer - American Wine Critic