Wine Giesen, "The August 1888" Sauvignon Blanc
Reviews of purchase Giesen, "The August 1888" Sauvignon Blanc
The wine is a pale straw color.
wine taste mellow, powerful, powerful, elegant, well-balanced, with fine fruity notes, mineral notes and a focused, hard texture. The finish is long.
The wine has a spicy aroma with fruity pure tones (peach, citrus), notes dried herbs and spice nuances.
The wine goes well with salads and cheeses. Try it with seafood, such as mussels or clams steamed in a broth with tomatoes, garlic and fresh herbs.
Some time ago, the brothers Giesen (Theo, Alex and Marcel) and their team of winemakers have decided to expand the boundaries of Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough and try to dispel the myth of simplicity regional Sauvignon Blanc. They wanted to show that it is possible to do complex, multi-dimensional wines from this variety. During 2008, the winemakers have conducted experiments at the winery, vinifitsiruya fruits from different areas with different yeast cultures and in different oak barrels. In 2009 they began to work in the vineyard, and that this year was the starting point of the birth of the first vintage wine "The August 1888". As a sign of recognition of the passion for fine wine, Giesen brothers named it in honor of his grandfather Augustus, who was a restaurateur and sommelier.
Wine Style "August 1888" is improving every year. In an effort to show a richer expression of Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, the brothers used to make wine only handpicked grapes from low-yielding vines, and for fermentation and aging of wine on the lees used old French oak barrels.
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.