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2017 Giesen The Brothers Chardonnay

2017 Giesen The Brothers Chardonnay

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - Gold
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93 Points Cameron Douglas
2017 Giesen The Brothers Chardonnay
93 Points Cameron Douglas

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Champion Chardonnay and Champion Wine of the Show at the recent Royal Easter Show. Made by three time New Zealand Winemaker of the Year - Nikolai St George and the Giesen team. With fruit sourced from the Clayvin Vineyard and Wairau Valley, this outstanding wine was number one of the whole Royal Easter Show, once more proving the rise of Giesen to legendary status in Kiwi fine wine. An immensely complete Chardonnay, this offers a fresh and driven palate that is wrapped around by thick layers peachy, mealy and savoury flavour. Outstanding quality and a Chardie-lover's dream, this is a Champion among deals -- it will fly!

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Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

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

Champion Wine of the Show and Chardonnay Trophy, Easter Wine Show

"Complex and layered, with savoury oak, lees notes and white peach, beautifully structured with lingering flavour, length and minerality."

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"A bouquet showing complexity, ripeness of fruit and enticement from oak, lees and a flinty mineral-like layer from clever winemaking. Dry on the palate with a great texture once again from attention to detail using lees and oak, fluffy solids and ripe fruit. Flavours of fuzzy white peach, apple and lemon. Well placed use of oak, vibrant texture, freshness and a lengthy finish equal a well made and enticing example." Drink 2019 - 2024

Yvonne Lorkin

"Chardonnay lovers ahoy! This new vintage of a Marlborough favourite is heaving with fresh, toasty oak that wraps itself around the core of grapefruit, pineapple and peach perfectly, just like one of those ballerina cardigans. Fresh, generously tropical, bursting with character and has a sexy, caramelized spice note to the finish. Yum!!"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with PORK

Taste

4

Awards

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - Gold
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - Gold

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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