Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir and Syrah

"These limited parcels of organic fruit from the Southern Valleys have been crafted into full-flavoured wines of elegance and distinction."

Nikolai St George  
Giesen Chief Winemaker & four-time winner of NZ Winemaker of the Year.

Limited Edition Organic
Pinot Noir & Syrah,
Marlborough

Learn about our OrganicSyrah

Intriguing from the moment the bottle is opened the appeal of this Syrah is obvious from its elegant aromatics. Savour its violet floral on the nose, followed on the palate by layers of dark blackberries and juniper offset by earthy, smokey character framed by a dash of oak and spice.

ORGANIC VINEYARDS

Specially selected from one of Marlborough’s oldest and most highly regarded organic vineyards, the depth of flavour in this limited release wine is the result of the care and attention which is lavished on this vineyard. The north-facing vineyard was planted in 1993 for organic, high density grape growing. The high density planting uses the vines competition for soil and nutrients to reduce vigour and create focus on root structure, which in turn delivers highly concentrated fruit.

SYRAH VINTAGE & CLIMATE

The 2015 harvest was hot and dry. Our winemaking team decided the date for handpicking by tasting the fruit regularly and choosing the time when the fruit was ripe and had tannin structure.
The season’s warmth meant picking was earlier than average. However, the careful selection of the harvest date ensured the fruit acid was well developed, which is vital for a premium quality wine

VINTAGE

As is the Giesen organic way every care was lavished upon these vines which were hand tended from veraison to picking. After selective hand picking by block, the fruit was immediately taken on the short journey to the winery where it was gently de-stemmed as soon as it arrived. Continuing to treat the fruit with very care to unlock its luscious flavour, the de-stemmed fruit was added to open top fermenters using gravity to help to keep the fruit intact.
 

WINEMAKING

To maximise its deep colour it was cold soaked for five to seven days to enable early development of colour and flavour. Practising ‘hands-off winemaking’ the team left the fruit to macerate for a further 14 days to ensure maximum flavour, before pressing it in a traditional basket press. From here the free run juice was aged in French oak 300L barrels for 12 months ahead of bottling.

VINE AGE

Small amounts of Syrah were planted in this organic vineyard in 1992 and the age of these vines directly contributes to the depth of flavour in the wine.

CELLARING

With only 150 cases of this wine made buy a case - so you don’t miss out. We recommend giving in and savouring some now and putting the rest in the cellar. Those with the patience to age this wine will be rewarded as cellaring for another five - seven years will add to its intensity and depth of flavour.

HARVEST

Brix range- 23.5-24.5

pH range - 3.33

Titratable Acidity: 8.1g/L

WINE COMPOSITION

Residual sugar: 0.81g/L

Titratable Acidity: 5.2g/l

Alcohol %: 13.97%

HOW MANY CASES MADE?

With only 150 cases made this organic Syrah is truly a limited release.

FOOD PAIRING

Match this delicious organic Syrah with good friends and family, a little kind hearted banter and a BBQ ribeye or eye fillet.

Now Available To Order

  • 20 Cases Available (Limited Edition)

  • Free Shipping

  • Certified Organic with BioGro NZ

  • Premium Fruit from Southern Valleys

  • 2015 Vintage - Cellared & Ready

  • Don't miss out, first in first served!

FREE SHIPPING

IN NZ

Delivery Notes:

The courier requires someone of legal age
to sign and accept the Alcohol delivery.

Organic Syrah Case [Six Bottles]

Launch Price $240.00

Savour its violet floral on the nose, followed on the palate by layers of dark blackberries and juniper offset by earthy, smokey character framed by a dash of oak and spice.

ORGANIC SYRAH

Learn about our Organic
Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir comes from an organic vineyard specially planted in 1.5 metre rows, at around four times the planting density of regular vineyards. The high density planting uses the vines competition for soil and nutrients to reduce vigour and create focus on root structure, which in turn delivers fruit with highly concentrated flavour.

ORGANIC VINEYARDS

Specially selected from one of Marlborough’s oldest and most highly regarded organic vineyards, the depth of flavour in this limited release wine is the result of the care and attention which is lavished on this vineyard. The north-facing vineyard was planted in 1993 for organic, high density grape growing. 

PINOT NOIR VINTAGE & CLIMATE

Great weather meant the 2015 vintage delivered - our team were delighted by quality fruit with intensity of flavour. The warmth allowed early picking, which meant the fruit had lower sugar levels allowing the depth of flavour to shine through and ensuring the finished wines show great terroir. 

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

Pinot Noir vines are hand tended in an organic vineyard specially planted in 1.5 metre rows, at around four times the planting density of regular vineyards. The high density planting uses the vines competition for soil and nutrients to reduce vigour and create focus on root structure, which in turn delivers fruit with highly concentrated flavour.

VINE AGE

Since they were planted in 2010 these vines have received the ‘royal’ treatment - meticulous hands-on viticultural practice which includes thinning by hand, handpicking and organic management.

CELLARING

Of course, with so little of this wine made the best advice is to buy a case and cellar half and give the rest over to immediate (delicious) gratification. We’ve already done some of the hard work, ageing this wine in cellar. Those with patience will be rewarded as cellaring for another five years will only add to its intensity and depth of flavour. 

HARVEST

Brix range- 22.5-23.5 Brix
pH range – 3.35
Titratable Acidity: 8.5g/L

WINE COMPOSITION

Residual sugar: 0.1g/l
Titratable Acidity: 6.1g/l
Alcohol %: 13.5%

HOW MANY CASES MADE?

This organic single vineyard Pinot Noir is truly a limited release with only 352 cases made.

FOOD PAIRING

When you’re enjoying time with friends and family serve this wine alongside a decadent, rich dish such as Chinese five spice duck - or for something European, French-style cassoulet.

ORGANIC PINOT NOIR

Aromas of deep damson and plum, enticing ripe cherry and wild berry flavours underlined with cinnamon​

NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER
 

  • 20 Cases Available ( Limited Stock)

  • Free Shipping

  • Certified Organic with BioGro NZ

  • Premium Fruit from Southern Valleys

  • 2015 Vintage - Cellared & Ready

  • Don't miss out, first in first served!

FREE SHIPPING

IN NZ

Delivery Notes:

The courier requires someone of legal age
to sign and accept the Alcohol delivery.

Organic PINOT NOIR Case [Six Bottles]

Launch Price $240.00

 

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