From organic vineyards in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys – rare to see a wine labelled so overtly ‘organic’ in big lettering across the label. Fair play to Giesen for a push in this direction, and for making the wine at a premium level as well.
It’s a bright ruby-burgundy colour in the glass, with an intensity to the perfume of ripe and spicy plum, cinnamon and lilac florals. Packed with fruit – concentrated red cherry and blackberries on the palate, with a redcurrant and rosehip layer emerging. Framed with fine tannins and just an elegant seasoning of nutty oak, giving a harmony and finesse to the structure. A hint of anise, lavender and violet in the sweet and persistant finish.
This is labelled as a Limited Edition, and as a 2015, I believe it’s already had 24months bottle ageing before release – so I’d get into drinking this now – it’s lovely today, but will probably cellar well for another 5 years anyway.