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"Pure Elite Gold Medal" Air New Zealand Wine Awards

"Appealing, ethereal lightness & impeccable balance" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine

Perfect when paired with fruit based desserts like broiled pineapple & vanilla ice cream

Giesen The Brothers Late Harvest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (375ml)

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Giesen The Brothers Late Harvest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (375ml)

Giesen The Brothers Late Harvest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (375ml)

Member rating / 1
Each vintage Giensen's winemaking and viticulture teams identify outstanding parcels of fruit to create the Brothers range of wines...
$27.99p/Btl
12 Btls, $335.88 12 Btls, $292.07

Accolades

Awarded Trophy: Champion Medium Sweet or Sweet Wine

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020

Awarded Trophy: Champion Sweet White Wine

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016

Awarded Trophy: Champion Sweet Wine

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2019

Awarded Pure Elite Gold Medal

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015

Awarded Elite Gold Medal

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016

Awarded Pure Gold Medal

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015

Awarded Gold Medal

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2019

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2017

Awarded Gold Medal

International Wine & Spirit Competition UK 2017

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2017

Awarded 95/100 Points

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review

Awarded 94/100 Points

James Suckling, Oct 2018

Description

"Very sweet, concentrated Sauvignon Blanc, with classic varietal passion fruit and tropical fruit flavours plus apricot, pineapple and orange blossom. The wine has an appealing and ethereal lightness and impeccable balance which prevents any suggestion of cloying. Delicious now but could develop even more interesting flavours in time" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review

"The lovely 2014 vintage is a single-vineyard, hand-picked wine. Golden, honeyed and rich, with an oily texture, it is highly concentrated, with peachy, unabashedly sweet flavours (252 grams/litre of residual sugar), balanced acidity, a strong botrytis influence, and lots of current-drinking appeal" Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015

"Incredibly concentrated ripe, sweet fruit. This delivers aromas of dried apricots and orange marmalade. Bergamot and lychees on the palate. Superb purity and ultra-rich texture. Drink now. Screw cap" James Suckling, Oct 2018

Aromas of passionfruit, guava and honeysuckle lead to a succulent wine with concentrated vibrant tropical fruit flavours. Finish is bright, energised and persistent. Apricot, pink grapefruit, ginger with concentrated vibrant tropical fruits.

The 2013/14 growing season began with one of the hottest starts on record until the end of December, with rapid even growth, good flowering and subsequent fruit set. Then through to the end of February temperatures were cooler than average helping strong berry development. March was warmer than the norm allowing excellent flavour accumulation. The region experienced late season rain, helping the onset of Botrytis. Dry conditions through to picking allowed the grapes to dry up, building concentration of flavours.

Two separate vineyard parcels were used from Alma St and Matthews Lane. The age of the vines really helped build concentration into the wine. The fruit was block picked by hand and crushed by foot before being basket pressed over several days to extract as much as possible of the precious liquid. Due to its high sugar the ferment was slow and lasted for several months. This also helped build mouth feel and complexity into the wine. Five weeks in stainless steel tanks, reducing the temperature to stop the fermentation process.

Each vintage Giensen's winemaking and viticulture teams identify outstanding parcels of fruit to create the Brothers range of wines. Alex, Theo and Marcel are ‘old hands’ at making late harvest wines, with some of their earliest vintages including these wines. With end of season dry conditions helping develop complexity, this wine is all about intense tropical fruit flavours, vibrant and bright.

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Screw Cap

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Alcohol

10%

Delivery

NZ $8.00

Member Rating

5 Stars

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