Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2019
The fruit for this stunning Pinot Noir from the excellent 2015 vintage came from Giesen's two organic vineyards in Marlborough's Southern Valleys, Ridge Block and the famed Clayvin Vineyard. The meticulous attention to detail this wine has seen, from vineyard to winery, is evident in its sheer quality. It's beautifully structured with dense dark fruits, loads of savoury appeal and a rich silken palate making this first release under this label an absolute triumph.
Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"The three Giesen brothers believe legacy is vital and to that end, as a forever gift for their family they want to leave the land better than they found it.
That’s why we’re passionate about organics, as a way to improve the environment, but also delighted by the premium quality of the grapes and the rich, intense wines which organic fruit create.
This limited edition organic Pinot Noir is from the Southern Valleys, from high-density, certified organic vineyards. Every attention is lavished upon our organic vines which are hand tended, picked and sorted.
This is a Pinot Noir with delicious intensity, which is realised when you take a sip with a smooth, silky texture delivering ripe cherry and wild berry flavours which finish long and elegant thanks to it’s perfect balance."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2019 (2015 Vintage)
"From the Southern Valleys district, this splendid offering shows dark cherry, Black Doris plum, floral and toasted nut characters with nuances of truffle and olive. It is superbly concentrated and richly textured on the palate with gorgeous mouthfeel and loads of polished tannins, leading to an impressively long velvety finish. At its best: now to 2025."