Giesen sauvignon blanc

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc

WAIRAU VALLEY, MARLBOROUGH

ALC/VOL: 9.5%

Sauvignon Blanc fruit is sourced from across the length and breadth of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. All vineyards have a stoney soil profile that allows drainage which helps with early flavour development in the fruit and are vineyards that typically have slower ripening because of cooler nights. This helps retain freshness, acidity & vibrancy in the fruit, but low in sugar content.

Taste Profile:
Fresh herbs and green pineapple on the nose, along with subtle notes of citrus and kaffir lime leaf. The palate is bright and exciting, light yet concentrated with tart citrus flavours balanced by sweet tropical notes of passionfruit and guava, and subtle basil notes in the background. The finish has a delicate natural sweetness, balanced by crisp acidity that makes this lighter in alcohol Sauvignon Blanc mouthwatering and refreshing.

Winemaking:
The early harvested fruit is pressed to tank for fermentation. A controlled ferment using yeasts that are hand selected for their texture and ability to express aromatic characters are used. During the fermentation process the sugars in the fruit are converted to alcohol by yeast. Therefore the lower the starting sugar content of the fruit, the lower the alcohol content of the final wine. The ferment is stopped to retain some residual/natural sweetness that helps to balance the classic Marlborough acidity. The wine is blended soon after fermentation is completed, and then bottled.

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