Here is your chance experience the true essence of what wine is all about. Clayvin is one of New Zealand's premier vineyards and here you can see what influence vintage and winemaking has on the most revered of all red varieties, Pinot Noir. This Limited Edition 6 Pack from Giesen includes two bottles each of three different wines from 2015, 2016 and 2017, each made with differing winemaking techniques.
We have tried these wines side by side and they are stylistically very different, but the one common thread is the outstanding quality of fruit coming from this special place. Not available to purchase as single bottles, this 6 pack is your only chance to get your hands on these unique wines.
"Our world renowned Clayvin Vineyard has historically set the standard for premium Pinot Noir from Marlborough. Certified organic, high density, north-facing vineyard delivering Pinot Noir wines that have excellent intensity and structure. Each of these Pinot Noir wines have been selected for their uniqueness and also offers you an opportunity to see how vintage variation has an impact on wine style but also shows the underlying characteristics of our Clayvin Vineyard, despite the vintage year.
2 x Clayvin Pinot Noir 2015 – Single Block – D Block
D Block showcases why Clayvin Vineyard is so special. This block has a combination of dense clay and naturally moderate water retention which allows for even ripening, structure and freshness, all in balance. Some of D Block is single guyot pruned which results in a very low yield and highly concentrated flavour. 2015 was a low yielding vintage with intense flavour.
With the concentration and rich flavour of the 2015 vintage combined with the dense and rich character typical of D Block, this Pinot Noir will be both intense and rich, yet perfumed and elegant.
2 x Clayvin Pinot Noir 2016 – Single Block – Collab
With our Clayvin Vineyard being so special, we love to do collabs with other passionate organic winemakers. The fruit for this wine came from an area in Clayvin which has great purity of fruit and a lovely floral character of rose petal. The Pinot Noir fruit was processed and crafted in another winery – we love seeing what our fruit can do! 2016 was a more elegant vintage, really showcasing the perfumed elegance of the vineyard.
With the wonderful elegance the 2016 vintage gave us, we will see great floral perfume, intense concentration and supple tannins. The winemaking style ensures fantastic freshness and perfect balance.
2 x Clayvin Pinot Noir 2017 – Single Vineyard – Wild Ferment
This Wild Ferment Pinot Noir is a true expression of the Clayvin vineyard in every way. We hand harvest all of the grapes, and place them in a small fermenter within the vineyard, along with some flowers and leaves from across the site. These flowers and leaves hold natural indigenous vineyard yeast, so after a few days, fermentation begins using these natural indigenous yeasts. 2017 was a great vintage where Clayvin showed a style that was structured, fresh with great ageability.
This Wild Ferment Pinot Noir has a stunning floral character with fantastic complexity and structure. When you taste this wine, you really are tasting Clayvin Vineyard."
*Note – Our standard freight cost will be charged per each 6 pack, we will contact you if applicable