There's something to be said about consistency especially when it's consistently good and Giesen The Brothers Pinot Noir is certainly that. Access to fruit from high quality Marlborough Southern Valleys vineyards and great winemaking is obviously upping the game for Pinot Noir coming from Giesen.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"On the nose enjoy aromas of currant, cherry, spice and charred wood. These give over to a generous palate with striking bramble and cedar notes which combine with fine grain tannin to focus to the finish.
Fruit is harvested by hand from select vineyards throughout the Southern Valleys. The Southern Valleys region is renowned for growing Pinot Noir with great colour and excellent texture and ripeness.
All the fruit for this wine is managed in small batches with a portion receiving whole bunch fermentation. Warm fermentation and minimal handling retain colour and allow the fruit to showcase distinct Marlborough Pinot Noir character. Aged in a mix of new and used French oak 300L barrels. Oak comes from Giesen's French cooper, chosen because it gives a unique style which helps to lengthen the wine. Minimal sulphur addition to help retain fruit purity and to allow the wine to age gracefully."