Wine Giesen, "Estate" Sauvignon Blanc, 2017
Reviews of purchase Giesen, "Estate" Sauvignon Blanc, 2017
Wine of pale yellow color with a greenish tint.
The taste of wine is rounded, balanced, clean and dry, reveals sweet fruit notes, intense and rich tones of passion fruit, lime and grapefruit. The finish is long and persistent, with hints of lemongrass.
Aromatic bouquet of wine is bright and refreshing, has a tropical character, replete with notes of unripe pineapple and fresh apple, gooseberry and pink grapefruit, the nuances of nettle and fresh mint.
The wine will make an excellent pair of seafood, mussels in tomato sauce with the addition of herbs and garlic.
"Estate" - an attractive range of wines, which, according to the manufacturer, will impress in any situation. These are affordable, open and honest wines, in each bottle of which the Giesen brothers put a piece of their passion for winemaking.
To create a wine Giesen, "Estate" Sauvignon Blanc, the producer uses Sauvignon Blanc grapes harvested from several vineyards of the Avatere Fault and the Wairau Valley. Vineyard soils range from well-drained alluvial to clayey. Such variability of vineyards and their soils provides winemakers with grapes with different sugar content and varying levels of acidity, as well as a huge range of flavors and tastes. After harvesting and transporting it to the winery, the grapes are destabilized and gently pressed. Specially selected yeast is added to the juice, provoking the start of the fermentation process. Fermentation occurs at a temperature of 12-16 ° C and lasts for three weeks.
The summer of 2017 began with warm weather, which influenced the proper and healthy development of the vines, which promised to produce excellent wine. After several dry periods, in October, torrential rains began, which corrected the situation in the vineyards in a positive direction. As the grapes bloom, the air temperature decreased, which resulted in a decrease in the amount of the crop. We started the gathering on March 22, and ended it on April 27, 2017.
The old Giesen brothers, natives of Germany, there were winemakers, but the career of their ancestors somehow intersected with wine. Family members took part in the culinary and wine trades were sommeliers and restaurateurs. And the boys in my childhood was considered a hobby grapes. When the older brothers Alex and Theo made a trip to Australia and then to New Zealand, they fell in love with this land. Brothers noticed a limited range of wines available at a local wine store, with most bottles had a warmer North Island of New Zealand. Alex and Theo noted that the cooler climate of the South Island is an ideal place for the cultivation of some varieties, for example - Riesling. This idea prompted them to buy in the first section of Burnham on the outskirts of Christchurch.
After obtaining a degree in winemaking brothers joined Marseille. Common business values and love for wine prompted the brothers to create a winery Giesen. Starting out as a "small fish in a small industry," the brothers have worked purposefully to the fact that they love, so bring your passion for wine in each bottle, to which touched. Today the winery Giesen is proud to be working around the Marlborough region. Each member of the team Giesen contributes to creating and maintaining the reputation of the name of Giesen worldwide. The portfolio of wineries are four ranges, which offer top-quality wines for all occasions.