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
Bob Campbell MW
"Tasted blind against two market leading zero alcohol sauvignon blanc this was a narrow winner. It is moderately intense, has good weight and actually tastes like Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Slightly sweet but balanced by good acidity that builds some pleasing tension.("85% less calories”). 20 FEB 2020." Drink 2020 - 2022
The Austrailian, Morgan Dunn
"OK, this is the granddaddy. We’re talking about one of the most distinctive and recognised wines on the planet. And it works. It tastes as full of vim and vigour as it’s more muscular brothers. The nose is fresh, herbal and subtly scented with tropical notes and the palate is crunchy with citrus and green apple. There’s good texture across the palate and the length of the wine is impressive. Nailed it."
Dish Magazine, Yvonne Lorkin
"Nice acid, crisp, delish. It's got a zesty lemon pith and limey note... I'd be quite happy to nurse a glass of this... anywhere, actually. It has real character and personality."
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