Giesen Wines are a long established label on the New Zealand scene. But as the family have gained expertise and expanded into personal projects - such as Marcel Giesen’s little known but lauded boutique Waipara estate, Bell Hill - the Giesen label too has shifted to capture their deep expertise in terroir and technique by adding new high-investment, single vineyard offerings such as those from the "revered" Clayvin vineyard, made famous by Fromm wines. The three German brother’s Alex, Theo and Marcel came to New Zealand to establish their first Riesling vineyards in Canterbury. In a then-small market, the Geisen brand grew with the times to take a position as one of New Zealand’s leading producers, and still enjoys a significant local and international distribution for various levels of high quality wine in many varieties and styles. Their new mid and upper level offerings are gaining significant recognition: wines like the Clayvin Pinot Noir is not only from great terroir but beautifully styled, placing it second to none among New Zealand’s premium examples of the grape.
What The Critics Say
95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"It is hugely appealing on the nose displaying dark cherry, smoked game, dark mushroom and floral notes. The palate is impressively weighted yet refined, offering layers of engaging savoury flavours, wonderfully supported by silky texture and fine, delicately drying tannins. At its best: now to 2022. Drink 2018 - 2025
93/100 The Wine Front, Mike Bennie
"Giesen really stepping up with these sub regional wines. Prodigal winemaking son Marcel Giesen’s increasing commitment to the cause likely an x-factor too. Serious smelling wine, dark brooding cherry fruit, sweet spice, green herbs, undergrowth. Yep, good stuff. Sweet crisp fruit in the palate, long effortless glide, supple tannins, fresh acidity. Really compact and quietly powerful. This is very good pinot." Drink 2017 - 2021
94/100 James Suckling
"There are more red and blue fruit characters in this wine than the Ridge Block. It's a beautiful textured wine with an exotic mix of spices and subtle savoury characters. Love the tannin profile which adds a textural feel to the plate. Distinctive and worth a serious look. Best drinking now to 2027."
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