This beauty from the Southern Hemisphere hails from the world renowned Clayvin Vineyard. A vineyard known for churning out premiere New Zealand Pinot Noir year after year. This current offering is loaded with strawberry and bright cherry. Shows restraint, but is focused and present solid structure and has a lengthy finish. Did we mention 97 Points James Suckling?? Get some!!
Giesen is a winery owned by three jovial brothers, located in the Wairau Valley district of Marlborough, New Zealand. The soils here are derived from an ancient river bed emanating from two mountain ranges and bordered to the north by Cook Strait. This smaller section of Marlborough is cooler and drier than the rest of the appellation, featuring stony, early-ripening sites to ocean-moderated coastal sites. Soils are more free-draining to the north nearer the river bed.
The pedigree of the vineyard speaks loudly on the nose with beautifully fresh, spiced red cherries, light herbal notes and a gently earthy thread. The palate has a deeply concentrated feel with a wealth of intense, ripe cherries and an almost unendingly long finish. Superb pinot. Drink now. Screw cap.