Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (Marlborough)
Our Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is aromatically expressive and generously flavoured with freshly cut herbs, scrumptious tropical fruit with subtle notes of blackcurrant leaf.
Suggested food pairings for Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc is Thai Green Curry with some fresh coriander.
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The fruit for the Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017 vintage is sourced from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys, in Marlborough New Zealand. The fruit 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.
Summer started early in Marlborough, with warm weather leading to good flavour development, indicating the potential for great wine. Good rainfall from October onwards was a welcome break from several dry seasons. The temperature cooled over flowering reducing yield predictions and helping balance crops. Expecting a later harvest than typical, our viticulturists chose to drop more fruit over the growing period, ensuring ripening. Despite rain over harvest, our earlier decision to reduce cropping meant we picked full- flavoured fruit in great condition.
Harvest was from 22 March until 27 April 2017. As soon as it arrived in the winery the fruit was de-stemmed and gently pressed. Specially selected yeasts were added to the juice to start fermentation which took approximately three weeks at temperatures from 12 - 16˚C. Winery Notes
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