This wine is fruit driven in style, exhibiting ripe peach with underlying citrus and fig characters. On the palate these flavours are enhanced by a creamy texture and a delicate suggestion of oak. A medium bodied Chardonnay that is styled for enjoyment upon release.
Pinot Noir is a red grape which has found in New Zealand a home away from home. Intense, elegant and fruit-driven in style, Pinot Noir is an extremely food friendly wine which may exhibit an array of vibrant flavours including red fruit, plum, cherry, currant, often with notes of clove and spice.
Fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards across the Marlborough region in the Wairau and Awatere valleys spanning a range of different meso-climates. Careful attention was paid to vine health and cropping levels to give the vine the best chance to optimise the season and develop strong, clean flavours.
The nose evokes vegetal and fruity aromas, such as citrus and elderberry. On the mouth we like its freshness, with pleasant fruit aromas. Drink on its own or as an aperitif with delicatessen, smoked fish or goat cheese.
Pale greenish straw in colour. Rich aromatics of fresh lime juice, lemongrass, grilled citrus and ripe nectarine. Complex and intriguing. The palate is concentrated and dense, yet retains remarkable linearity and focus. Zesty citrus, stone fruit, herb and floral flavours fill the mouth, a fine chalky mineral texture tightens and focuses the finish. The wine finishes long and powerful, crisp, clean and dry.
Vibrant red fruit aromas with some spicy vanilla, cinnamon and savoury, earthy notes. The vibrancy carries through to the palate where succulent fruit weight is complemented by soft, round tannin and a long, dry, flavorsome finish
Fresh and vibrant with a base of rich tropical fruits dominated by fresh lime and lemongrass aromas as well as a fresh herb note. The palate shows a lovely fruit weight on the mid palate with flavours reminiscent of gooseberry and citrus and this is surrounded by a juicy, pure acidity with a fresh, dry finish.
Hues of pale straw sparkle in the glass with lively Sauvignon Blanc aromas of citrus pineapple and a hint of passionfruit. The palate is fruit driven with lovely citrus and tropical flavours producing a long clean finish which is fresh and crisp. Fabulous for any occasion.
A great value Sauvignon Blanc from Giesen, a family winery still owned and run by the three brothers who founded it. This wine comes from 47 different vineyard sites in the Wairau Valley, cultivated by partner growers but vinified at Giesen's winery. Typically vibrant, citrussy and herbal Marlborough Sauvignon, with kaffir lime and blackcurrant leaf notes against a backdrop of grapefruit and tropical fruit flavours. Dry and mouthwatering. Drink with freshly prepared cold seafood dishes.
Foods - Seafood pairs well, but for something a little different, try pasta with Pesto Genovese. Nose - Grapefruit peel, with herbal, thyme-like aromas. Subtle mineralstone complexities complete the picture and add interest. Palate -Yellow citrus fruit, with fresh green herbs, redcurrant and red capsicum. The wine is dry, but not austere, with a generous mouthfeel.
Nuanced and structured whites are dry, medium-dry or medium-sweet wines with characteristically mineral and herbal flavours and aromas.You can also discern citrus, gooseberry and blackcurrant notes in these wines. Crisp acids add the necessary structure, making them an ideal accompaniment to food.