Giesen Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The first white wine at the Christmas Wine Tasting at the Lion and Lamb was an organic Sauvignon Blanc made by the three Giesen brothers from Germany. Decades ago, well before the wine world had heard of Marlborough, the brothers went on holiday to New Zealand. Whilst there they fell in love with the Marlborough region and on a whim bought some land, then had to learn how to make wine. So started their journey to produce their first wine, a Sauvignon Blanc, that has won many awards over the years. The brothers have played no small part in establishing the Marlborough region firmly on the global wine map.

Can’t tell the colour of this wine as it is too dark, but it has a light plus scent of gooseberry. It’s quite a subtle gooseberry scent tangy but not overwhelming.

A dry, light bodied wine with relatively low or well blended acidity for the grape variety and a medium finish.

I have for a while been avoiding Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs because most bars serve the mass produced versions which seem to have morphed into alcoholic grapefruit juice.

However this wine is beautifully subtle and blended. Fragrant with gooseberry and light mineral tones make a lovely refreshing wine that is a delight to drink.

Name: Giesen Organic Sauvignon Blanc
Colour: White
Year: 2016
Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Winery: Giesen Winery
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Quality Classification: Non Applicable
Alcohol: 13%
Price: £14.49

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